A Social History of the Chinese in Singapore and Malaya 1800-1911
British colonial administrators had a penchant for labelling almost any Overseas Chinese association as a 'secret society.' The author sets out to show, based on a mixture of first hand oral accounts and documents, that this was usually not the case. While criminal associations did exist, the majority of kongsis, or clan houses, were formed to help new arrivals settle and provide for their welfare once they had found their feet. 433 pages with a bibliography, glossary and index.
Weight 1kg. Post free within Malaysia
Published by Oxford University Press,Singapore, 1986.. First edition. ISBN: 9780195826661
Condition: Very Good. Hardback. The cover has very little wear. There are signs of damp on the first few pages up to the foreword and on the rear end papers. Otherwise the binding is tight, the text is clear and there is very mild tanning throughout.