Beyond the Tin Mines:
Coolies, Squatters and New Villagers in the Kinta Valley, Malaysia, c. 1880-1980
Francis Kok-Wah Loh
A comprehensive survey of how the Kinta Valley in the Malaysian state of Perak was transformed in one century. The focus of the book is on the main engine of change, the Chinese community, who arrived mainly as coolies to work on the world's most productive alluvial tin mining area. The author also demonstrates how, as mechanisation and other sources of tin forced the community to look elsewhere for work, it adapted, grew and moved into other occupations which helped maintain the area's economic significance. xv and 304 pages with figures, appendices, a bibliography and an index.
Weight 0.7kg. Post free within Malaysia
Published by Oxford University Press, Singapore, 1988.. First edition. ISBN: 9780195889031
Condition: Very Good. Hardback. The cover has some minor bumps at the corners and the first and last end papers have a little bit of spotting. The binding is tight, the text is clear and there is no tanning throughout.