Ernest Koh, Ph.D (2007), Monash University, is Senior Lecturer in History at Monash University. He is the author of Singapore Stories: Language, Class, and the Chinese of Singapore (Cambria: 2010), and co-editor of Oral History and Memory in Southeast Asia (PalgraveMacmillan: 2013).
All interested in the history of the Chinese overseas, World War Two history, the history of the British Empire during the Second World War, the Sino-Japanese War, and Malayan/Singapore history.
"Told vividly through the use of oral history interviews and family history accounts, as well as archival material, Diaspora at War adds a new dimension that has been missing from the military history of World War II. Through penetrating analysis and skillful probing of individual testimony, the author explains the motives of men who went to war before the war came to them."
Kevin Blackburn, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
"Diaspora at War opens up a new approach at looking at the Chinese in Malaya during the war. This conceptualization of three fronts - China, empire and pacific - is interesting and poses significant advancement in looking at the Chinese diasporas."
Ho Khai Leong, Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman, Malaysia
"...an important contribution to the field." "...a meaningful offering for the intellectual and socio-political landscape of Singapore."
Huang Jianli, National University of Singapore, Asian Studies Review Vol. 39, No. 1 (2015), 158-177
Table of contents
Chapter One: Nation, Remembrance, and Singapore's Second World Wars
Chapter Two: Britain, China, and the Creation of Chinese Diasporas in Malaya
Chapter Three: The Sino-Japanese War
Chapter Four: The Imperial War
Chapter Five: The Pacific War
Chapter Six: Forgotten Frames