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A Sense of History:
a select bibliography on the history of Singapore

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Singapore, 1941-1945: 
The Japanese Occupation, 1942-1945


Akashi, Yoji . Bureaucracy and the Japanese Military Administration, with specific reference to Malaya. IN Newell, W. H., ed. Japan in Asia, 1942-1945. Singapore: Singapore University Press, 1981. Pp. 46-82. [DS845 Jap]

Akashi, Yoji . Education and indoctrination policy in Malaya and Singapore under the Japanese rule, 1942-1945. Malaysian Journal of Education, 13(1/2):1-46, 1976. [L71.1 MJE]

Akashi, Yoji . Japanese cultural policy in Malaya and Singapore, 1942-45. IN Goodman, Grant K., ed. Japanese cultural policies in Southeast Asia during World War 2. New York: St Martin's Press, 1991. Pp. 117-170. [DS525.9 Jap.Ja]

Akashi, Yoji . Japanese military administration in Malaya: its formation and evolution in reference to sultans, the Islamic religion and the Muslim Malays 1941-1945. Asian Studies, 7(1):81-110, 1969. [DS1 AST]

Akashi, Yoji . The Japanese occupation of Malaya: interruption or transformation? IN McCoy, A. W., ed. Southeast Asia under Japanese occupation. New Haven, CT: Yale University Southeast Asia Studies, 1980. Pp. 65-85. [D767 Sou]

Akashi, Yoji . Japanese policy towards the Malayan Chinese, 1941-1945. Journal of Southeast Asian Studies, 1(2):61-89, 1970. [DS501 JSAS]

Allen, Louis . The end of the war in Asia. London: Hart-Davis MacGibbon, 1976. xiv, 306p. Has a chapter on S. C. Bose and the Indian National Army and the role of Iwaichi Fuiwara (pp. 132-156). [DS518 All]

Aspinall, George . Changi photographer: George Aspinall's record of captivity. Sydney: Published jointly by ABC Enterprises and William Collins for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, 1984. 144p. [D805.12 Asp]

Bamadhaj, Halinah . The impact of the Japanese occupation of Malaya on Malay society and politics (1941-1945). 265p. Thesis (M.A.) - University of Auckland, 1975. [D6*UAK 1975 1]

Blackburn, Kevin . Changi: a place of personal pilgrimages and collective histories. Australian Historical Studies, 30(122):152-171, Apr. 1999. Study traces how the landmarks and relics of the former prisoner-of-war camp at Changi in Singapore have been re-created for the public since the end of World War II. [DU110 AHS]

Blackburn, Kevin . The collective memory of the Sook Ching massacre and the creation of the Civilian War Memorial of Singapore. Journal of the Malaysian Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society, 73(2):71-90, Dec. 2000. [DS591 RASMJ]

Blackburn, Kevin  & Lim, Edmund . The Japanese war memorials of Singapore: monuments of commemoration and symbols of Japanese imperial ideology. South East Asia Research, 7(3):321-340, 1999. [DS501 SEAR]

Bose, Romen . A will for freedom: Netaji and the Indian independence movement in Singapore and Southeast Asia 1942-1945. Singapore: VJ Times, 1993. 63p. [DS599.61 Bos]

Brett, Cecil Carter . Japanese rule in Malaya 1942-1945. 154p. Thesis (M.A.) - University of Washington, 1950. Microfilm.

Chan, Kin Sang . Soldiers in captivity: P.O.W. experiences in Changi 1942-1945. 93p. Academic exercise - Dept. of History, National University of Singapore, 1986. [D6 *1986 1]

Cheah, Boon Kheng . A contest for postwar Malaya: social conflict, August 1945-March 1946. 458p. Thesis (Ph.D.) - Australian National University, 1978. Microfiche.

Cheah, Boon Kheng . The Japanese occupation of Malaya, 1942-1945: Ibrahim Yaacob and the struggle for Indonesia Raya. Indonesia, 28:85-120, 1979. [DS611 IND]

Cheah, Boon Kheng . Red star over Malaya: resistance and social conflict during and after the Japanese occupation of Malaya, 1941-1946. Singapore: Singapore University Press, 1983. 366p. Revision of thesis (Ph.D.) - Australia National University, 1978. [DS596.5 Che]

Cheah, Boon Kheng . The social impact of the Japanese occupation of Malaya 1942-1945. IN McCoy, A. W., ed. Southeast Asia under Japanese occupation. New Haven, CT: Yale University Southeast Asia Studies, 1980. Pp. 91-124. [D767 Sou]

Chew, Daniel  & Lim, Irene , eds. Sook ching. Singapore: Oral History Dept., 1992. 37p. [DS599.61 Soo]

Chin, Kee Onn . Malaya upside down. 2nd ed. Singapore: Jitts, 1946. 208p. One of the earliest firsthand account of life under Japanese occupation. [DS596.4 Chi]

Cooper, Bryan C.  Decade of change: Malaya and the Straits Settlements 1936-1945. Singapore: Graham Brash, 1998. 623p. [DS596.4 Coo]

Corr, Gerald H.  War of the springing tigers. London: Osprey, 1975. 200p. [D767.63 Cor]

Elsbree, Willard H.  Japan's role in Southeast Asian nationalist movements, 1940 to 1945. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1953. 182p. [DS518.1 Els]

Foo, Sylvia Mei Lian . The Japanese occupation of Singapore 1942-45: socio-economic policies and effects. 81p. Academic exercise - Dept. of History, National University of Singapore, 1987. 
[D6 *1987 5]

Foong, Choon Hon , comp. & ed. The price of peace: true accounts of the Japanese occupation. Singapore: Asiapac Books, 1997. 344p. Translated from Chinese. [DS599.5 Pri]

Fujiwara, Iwaichi . F. Kikan: Japanese army intelligence operations in Southeast Asia during World War II. Hong Kong: Heinemann Asia, 1983. 338p. Translated by Yoji Akashi. [DS596.4 Fuj]

Ghosh, Kalyan Kumar . The Indian National Army: motives, problems and significance. Asian Studies, 7(1):4-30, 1969. [DS1 AST]

Ghosh, Kalyan Kumar. The Indian National Army: second front of the Indian independence movement. Meerut, India: Meenakshi Prakashan, 1969. 351p. Revision of thesis (Ph.D.) - Indian School of International Studies, New Delhi, 1965. [D767.63 Gho]

Goh, Kok Leong . Legal history of the Japanese occupation in Singapore. Malayan Law Journal, 1:20-24, 1981. [K7599 MLJ]

Hayashi, Hirofumi . Japanese comfort women in Southeast Asia. Japan Forum, 10(2): 211-219, 1998. [DS801 JF]

Horner, Layton . Japanese military administration in Malaya and the Philippines. Ann Arbor, MI: Xerox University Microfilms, 1975. 310p. Thesis (Ph.D.) - University of Arizona, 1973. [DS596.4 Hor]

Itagaki, Yoichi . Some aspects of the Japanese policy for Malaya under the occupation, with special reference to nationalism. IN Tregonning, K. G., ed. Papers on Malayan history. Singapore: Journal of South-East Asian History, 1962. Pp. 256-267. [DS596 Int]

The Japanese occupation: Singapore, 1942-1945. Singapore: Singapore News & Publications Ltd., 1985. 137p. A visual documentation of the Japanese occupation in Singapore (1942-1945) presented by the Archives & Oral History Department, 16 February-16 March 1985. [DS599.61 Jap]

Jensrani, Thangavel . The Indian National Army and the Singapore-Malayan Indians 1942-1945. 102p. Academic exercise - Dept. of History, Nanyang University, 1979. [D6*N 1979 3]

Jessy, Joginder Singh . The Indian army of independence, 1942-1945. 89p. Academic exercise - Dept. of History, University of Malaya, 1958. [DS596.4 Jes]

Jones, Francis Clifford . Japan's new order in East Asia: its rise and fall, 1937-45. London: Oxford University Press, 1954. 498p. [DS845 Jon]

Kang, Jew Koon . Chinese in Singapore during the Japanese occupation, 1942-1945. 93p. Academic exercise - Dept. of History, National University of Singapore, 1981. [D6 *1981 6]

Kennedy, Joseph . British civilians and the Japanese war in Malaya and Singapore, 1941-45. Basingstoke: Macmillan, 1987. 167p. [D767.55 Ken]

Kratoska, Paul H.  The Japanese occupation of Malaya: a social and economic history. London: C. Hurst, 1998. 404p. [DS596.4 Kra]

Kratoska, Paul H. , ed. Malaya and Singapore during the Japanese occupation. Singapore: Dept. of History, National University of Singapore, 1995. 175p. [DS596.4 Mal]

Kurasawa, Aiko . Transportation and rice distribution in South-East Asia during the Second World War. IN Kratoska, P. H., ed. Food supplies and the Japanese occupation in South-East Asia. London: Macmillan, 1998. Pp. 32-66. [HD9016 *Sou.Fo]

Lai, Nicholas Garchun . The Japanese occupation in Singapore's collective memory. 91p. Academic exercise - Dept. of Sociology, National University of Singapore, 1993. [HM15 *1993 8]

Lebra, Joyce . Japanese-trained armies in Southeast Asia: independence and volunteer forces in World War II. Hong Kong: Heinemann Educational Books (Asia), 1977. 226 p. [UA853 Sou.L]

Lebra, Joyce . ed. Japan's Greater East Asia Co-prosperity Sphere in World War II: selected readings and documents. Kuala Lumpur: Oxford University Press, 1975. 212p. [DS845 Leb]

Lee, Ting Hui . Singapore under the Japanese, 1942-1945. Journal of the South Seas Society, 17(1):31-69, 1961/62. [DS501 SSSJ]

Lee, Ting Hui . Singapore under the Japanese, 1942-1945. 63p. Academic exercise - Dept. of History, University of Malaya, 1956. Microfilm.

Lim, Malcolm K. L.  The Japanese occupation of Singapore: a legal analysis. 108p. Academic exercise - University of Keele, 1987. [KNE171*UKE 1987 1]

Lim, P. Pui Huen  & Wong, Diana , eds. War and memory in Malaysia and Singapore. Singapore: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, 2000. 193p. [DS599.61 Waa]

McClelland, James . Names and particulars of all Australian airmen, soldiers andnurses, killed in action, died while P.O.W., or who were massacred in the Malaya-Singapore war area and who have no known grave. Silverdale, NSW: James McClelland Research, 1990. 129p. [D797 Aus.M]

Malaya. Legislative Council. Select Committee to Examine and Report on the Memorandum of Proposals for a Malayan War Damage Compensation Scheme.  Report. Kuala Lumpur: Govt. Press, 1949. 20p. [D819 Jap.M]

Mallal, Bashir A. , ed. The Double Tenth trial war crimes court: in re Lt.-Col. Sumida Haruzo and 20 others. Singapore: Malayan Law Journal Office, 1947. 652p. Trial held from Mar. 18 to Apr. 15, 1946, in Singapore by a military court of the Singapore District. [D804 Jap.D]

Mopping up operation. Singapore: Oral History Department, 1986. Interviews with Lee Kip Lin , Dr. Tan Ban Cheng , Tan Cheng Hwee , Soh Guan Bee  and Chan Cheng Yean  about the mopping up operations by the Japanese army in Telok Kurau, Paya Lebar, Chinatown and Jalan Besar. 1 sound cassette (41 min.).

Poh, Guan Huat . Lim Bo Seng, Nanyang Chinese patriot. 52p. Academic exercise - Dept. of History, 1973. [D6 *1973 11]

Rodziah Haji Sha'ari . Japanese resettlement schemes: Endau and Bahau, 1942-1945. 80p. Academic exercise - Dept. of History, National University of Singapore, 1987. [D6 *1987 17]

Russell, Edward Frederick Langley Russell, Baron . The Knights of Bushido: a short history of Japanese war crimes. London: Cassell, 1959. xiv, 334 p. Has an account of the massacres of the Chinese population between 16 February and 1 March 1942. [D804 Jap.R]

Singapore. War Damage Claims Commission . Report of the War Damage Claims Commission, 1949. Singapore: Printed by Govt. Printer, 1950. 6p. Writen by Richard Graham. [D819 Jap.S]

Singapore Memorial, Kranji. [S.l.: s.n. , 1996?] 1 vol. Register of names found on the Singapore Memorial located in the Kranji War Cemetery. [D797 Sin]

Siow, Ron H. Hung Woo.  Singapore through the Syonan Shimbun: daily life in Syonan-to under the Japanese occupation. 81p. Academic exercise - Dept. of Japanese Studies, National University of Singapore, 1994. [PL501 1995 13]

Sleeman, Colin , ed. Trial of Gozawa Sadaichi and nine others. London: W. Hodge, 1948. lxxii, 245p. [D804 Jap.T]

Sleeman, Colin  & Silkin, S. C.,  eds. Trial of Sumida Haruzo and twenty others (the "Double Tenth" trial). London: W. Hodge, 1951. 324p. [D804 Jap.Ha]

Smith, Simon C.  Crimes and punishment: local responses to the trial of Japanese war criminals in Malaya and Singapore. South East Asia Research, 5(1):41-56, 1997. [DS501 SEAR]

Soh, Byungkuk . Putera-putera setia: a study of the radical Malay intelligentsia in Malaya, 1937-1945. 88 p. Thesis (M.A.) - Ohio University, 1989. Includes a seminar paper entitled "The Japanese occupation and Malay nationalism: some questions about the impact of the Japanese occupation of Malaya (1942-45) on the development of Malay nationalism." (28p.) [JA36*OU 1989 1]

Sundaram, Chandar S.  A paper tiger: the Indian National Army in battle, 1944-1945. War & Society, 13(1): 35-59, 1995. [HM36.5 WS]

Tan, Beng Luan  & Quah, Irene . The Japanese occupation 1942-1945: a pictorial record of Singapore during the War. Singapore: Times Editions, 1996. 192p. [DS599.61 Tan]

Tan, Derrick Teck Kin . Taking back Singapore: SEAC's plans for the recapture of Malaya and Singapore 1944-1945. 58p. Academic exercise - Dept. of History, National University of Singapore, 1998. [D6 *1998 19]

Tan, Yeok Seng . History of the Oversea Chinese Assocaition and the extortion by Japanese Military Administration of $50,000,000 from the Chinese in Malaya. Journal of the South Seas Society, 3(1):1-2, 1946. [DS501 SSSJ]

Tarling, Nicholas . A sudden rampage: the Japanese occupation of Southeast Asia, 1941-1945. London: Hurst & Co., 2001. xv, 286p. [D767 Tar]

Thio, Eunice . The Syonan years, 1942-1945. IN Chew, Ernest C. T. & Lee, Edwin, eds. A history of Singapore. Singapore: Oxford University Press, 1991. Pp. 95-114. [DS599.63 His]

Toong, Lei Ling . Japanese occupation in Malaya and its effects on Malay nationalism. 81p. Academic exercise - Dept. of Japanese Studies, National University of Singapore, 1991. [PL501 1991 10]

Waterford, Van . Prisoners of the Japanese in World War II: statistical history, personal narratives, and memorials concerning POWs in camps and on hellships, civilian internees, Asian slave laborers, and others captured in the Pacific theatre. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 1994. xi, 307p. Has information on POW camps and internment camps in Singapore. [D805 *Jap.Wa]

Wilson, Harold E.  Educational policy and performance in Singapore, 1942-1945. Singapore: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, 1973. 28p. [LA1239.2 Wil]

Wong, Diana . Memory suppression and memory production: the Japanese occupation of Singapore. IN Fujitani, T.; White, Geoffrey M. & Yoneyama, Lisa, eds. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2001. Pp. 218-238. [DS777.53 Per]

Wong, Hon Sum . The Japanese occupation of Malaya (Singapore) and its currency. Singapore: Wong's Collections, 1996. 192p. Translated from the Chinese by Rogers S. C. Ng. [HG1320.2 Whs]


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