Weathering the Storm: The Economies of Southeast Asia in the 1930s Depression

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"This is a most welcome and much overdue book, at once both solid and stimulating" (Review of Indonesian and Malaysian Affairs [RIMA]).

About the Publication

The principal cause of the 1930s depression in Southeast Asia lay outside the region through a sharp contraction in demand for the regions major commodity exports. But it had important internal causes too: an oversupply of primary commodities and an increasing scarcity of new agricultural land leading to higher rents and lower wages, rising indebtedness and increasing landlessness. This work thoroughly analyses the pre-war depression. It also looks at the changes in the basic structures of the economies of Southeast Asia that were of long-term importance, such as the role of the state in the economy. The authors also draw similarities and contrasts between the 1930s depression and the 1990s Asian crisis.

Co-publication: ISEAS / KITLV

institute of Southeast Asian Studies / KITLV Press


PDF e-book files for this publication are available as detailed below.

Preliminary pages [Whole Publication, ISBN: 978-981-230-507-7] 11.90 USD
24.00 USD
1. The Economies of Southeast Asia in the 1930s Depression: An Introduction, by Peter Boomgaard, Ian Brown, authors 5.00 USD
2. Surviving the Slump: Developments in Real Income During the Depression of the 1930s in Indonesia, Particularly Java, by Peter Boomgaard, Daniel F Doeppers, authors 5.00 USD
3. The Philippines in the Great Depression: A Geography of Pain, by Daniel F Doeppers, Willem Wolters, authors 5.00 USD
4. Uneven Impact and Regional Responses: The Philippines in the 1930s Depression, by Willem Wolters, Ian Brown, authors 5.00 USD
5. Material Conditions in Rural Lower Burma During the Economic Crisis of the Early 1930s: What the Cotton Textile Import Figures Reveal, by Ian Brown, J Thomas Lindblad, authors 5.00 USD
6. Structural Origins of the Economic Depression in Indonesia During the 1930s, by J Thomas Lindblad, Jeroen Touwen, authors 5.00 USD
7. Entrepreneurial Strategies in Indigenous Export Agriculture in the Outer Islands of Colonial Indonesia, 1925-38, by Jeroen Touwen, S Nawiyanto, authors 5.00 USD
8. The Economy of Besuki in the 1930s Depression, by S Nawiyanto, Sompop Manarungsan, authors 5.00 USD
9. The Rice Economy of Thailand in the 1930s Depression, by Sompop Manarungsan, Irene Norlund, authors 5.00 USD
10. Rice and the Colonial Lobby: The Economic Crisis in French Indo-China in the 1920s and 1930s, by Irene Norlund, author 5.00 USD
11. Hadhrami Arab Entrepreneurs in Indonesia and Malaysia: Facing the Challenge of the 1930s Recession, by William Gervase Clarence-Smith, Pierre Brocheux, authors 5.00 USD
12. The State and the 1930s Depression in French Indo-China, by Pierre Brocheux, Paul H Kratoska, authors 5.00 USD
13. Imperial Unity Versus Local Autonomy: British Malaya and the Depression of the 1930s, by Paul H Kratoska, Anne Booth, authors 5.00 USD
14. Crisis and Response: A Study of Foreign Trade and Exchange Rate Policies in Three Southeast Asian Colonies in the 1930s, by Anne Booth, author 5.00 USD

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