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Anthony John Stockwell

Professor Emeritus of Modern History

email: a.stockwell@rhul.ac.uk

Research Interests

Tony Stockwell's principal fields of research are the modern history of Southeast Asia and British imperial history with particular reference to decolonisation. From 1989 to 2007 he was joint editor of the Journal of Imperial and Commonwealth History. He was Chair of the Council of the Friends of The National Archives from 2002 to 2008 and President of the Royal Asiatic Society from 2000 to 2003 and from 2006 to 2009.

Selected Publications since 2003

 "A Colonial Progress: Franklin Gimson in Ceylon, Hong Kong and Singapore".  Published in Studying Singapore’s Past: C.M. Turnbull and the History of Modern Singapore, in Tarling,N.(ed.). (National University of Singapore Press, 2012), pp.171-206.

‘"The Crucible of the Malayan Nation": The University and the Making of a New Malaya, 1938-62’,  Modern Asian Studies, 43, 5 (Sept. 2009), pp. 1149-87. 39 pp.

‘British Policy Across the Causeway, 1942-71: Territorial Merger as a Strategy of Imperial Disengagement’, Across the Causeway: A Multi-dimensional Study of Malaysia-Singapore Relations. Takashi Shiraishi, ed (Singapore, Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, 2008), pp 11-26. 16 pp.

 ‘Merdeka! Looking back at Independence Day in Malaya, 31 August 1957’, Indonesia and the Malay World, 36, 106 (November 2008), pp 327-44; reprinted in The Iconography of Independence: Freedoms at Midnight, eds Robert Holland, Susan Williams and Terry Barringer (Abingdon, Routledge, 2010), pp. 113-30. 18pp.

 ‘Leaders, Dissidents and the Disappointed: Colonial Students in Britain as Empire Ended’, Journal of Imperial and Commonwealth History, 36, 3 (September 2008), pp 487-507. 21 pp.

 ‘Suez 1956 and the Moral Disarmament of the British Empire’, Reassessing Suez 1956: New Perspectives on the Crisis and its Aftermath. Simon C. Smith, ed., (Ashgate, Aldershot, 2008), pp 227-38. 12 pp.

 ‘Chin Peng and the Struggle for Malaya’ , Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society, 16, 3 (November 2006), pp 279-97. 19 pp.

 ‘British Decolonisation: The Record and the Records’, Contemporary European History, 15, 4 (2006), pp 573-83. 11 pp.

 ‘Forging Malaysia and Singapore: Colonialism, Decolonization and Nation-Building’, Nation-Building: Five Southeast Asian Histories. Wang Gungwu, ed. (Singapore, 2005), pp. 191-219. 29 pp.

 Malaysia: British Documents on End of Empire (The Stationery Office, London, 2004), cxiii + 723, 836 pp

 'Britain and Brunei, 1945-1963: Imperial Retreat and Royal Ascendancy', Modern Asian Studies, 38, 4 (2004), pp 785-820. 36 pp.

 'Malaysia: The Making of a Grand Design', Asian Affairs, 34, 3 (Nov. 2003), pp 227-42. 16 pp.


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