The history of the look-to-the-east idea in Malaya during the British Colonial Era

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This study will analyze the existence of the Look-To-The-East idea in Malaya during the British colonial era. The methodology used is based on the observation method of the resources available in libraries and the National Archives of Malaysia. The main issue of this study is to unravel the existence of the Look-To-The-East idea in Malaysia before it was made as the Look-To-The-East Policy in 1982 during the administration of Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad. Developments around the world due to Western imperialism have driven the Malay community to re-examine their condition. At this point, many questions begin to arise why they are left so far compared to the advances made by Western civilization. Since the British colonial not very likely in the promotion of the modernization effort among the indigenous population, but preferred the efforts that can strengthen their importance, the greater responsibility lies within the intellectuals in Malaya. The main media used as a channel for the dissemination of their new ideas and thinking are newspapers and magazines. In Malaya, the emergence of so many newspapers and magazines in the first half of the 20th century was associated with the phenomenon of modernization. Therefore, when we want to examine the existence of the Look-To-The-East idea in the Malay community modernization efforts at this time, newspapers and magazines serve as very useful documents.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)106-117
Number of pages12
JournalAsian Social Science
Volume10
Issue number15
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 11 Jul 2014

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Keywords

  • Japan
  • Look-to-the-east idea
  • Magazine
  • Malay community
  • Newspaper

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The history of the look-to-the-east idea in Malaya during the British Colonial Era. / Iqbal, Uqbah; Hussin, Nordin; Seman, Ahmad Ali.

In: Asian Social Science, Vol. 10, No. 15, 11.07.2014, p. 106-117.

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