ASIAN ECONOMIC HISTORY
Series Two: Economic Development in Brunei, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea and Taiwan, 1950-1980
(Public Record Office files from the Foreign Office, Colonial Office,Treasury, Dominions Office, Board of Trade and Cabinet Committees)
Part 3: Files for 1959-1962
This microfilm project focuses on the dramatic growth achieved in Brunei, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea, and Taiwan between the years 1950-1980. This collection of Public Record Office material includes Cabinet papers, Colonial, Dominions and Foreign Office files as well as Treasury documents.
This series will form a prime source for social, political and economic historians studying economic development in South and South East Asia.
Part 3 covers the years 1959-1962, a period that saw continued expansion in Hong Kong (mostly of labour intensive manufactured goods), massive US assistance in Taiwan and South Korea, and plans for regional co-operation from the newly independent Federation of Malaya.
There is material on natural gas, electrical power, the Eden Hall conference in Singapore, GATT, IBRD loans, oil, rubber, sugar and rice.