Volume 88 Part 1, No. 308 June 2015

'I am Ali Wallace': The Malay Assistant of Alfred Russel Wallace
- John van Wyhe and Gerrrell M. Drawhorn

A Peranakan Family between Singapore and Shanghai: Business-making, Networks and Identity, 1870s-1910s
- Teddy Y.H. Sim and Sandy J.C. Liu

Selangor and Perak in 1942: Japan's Occupation of Malaya Begins
- Paul H. Kratoska

Research Note

Kampung Air: Water Settlements on the Island of Borneo
- Hans-Dieter Evers

Historical Documents Relating to the Japanese Occupation of Malaya

The First Days of the Syonan Times
The Search for Pre-War Records Taken from Selangor to Syonan
Submarine Patrol Logs and Interrogation Reports
The Federated Malay States Museums during the Japanese Occupation


Book Reviews

Museums, History and Culture in Malaysia

Destiny: The Life of Prince Diponegoro of Yogyakarta

The Peasant Robbers of Kedah 1900-1929: Historical And Folk Perceptions

Domination and Contestation: Muslim Bumiputera Politics in Sarawak

Tuked Rini, Cosmic Traveller: Life and Legend in the Heart of Borneo

The Chulia in Penang: Patronage and Place-Making around the Kapitan Kling Mosque 1786-1957

Squatters into Citizens: The 1961 Bukit Ho Swee Fire and the Making of Modern Singapore

The Khmer Lands of Vietnam: Environment, Cosmology, Sovereignty

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