Blood and the Soil:
A Portrait of Dr Ong Chong Keng
Pamela Ong Siew Im
The book's title illustrates the schizophrenic tussle that besets many migrants and their descendants. Where do their loyalties lie, with their new homeland or with those of their blood, i.e. elsewhere? This issue became particularly relevant in British Malaya when Communist guerillas, mainly of Chinese descent, fought for control of the country. The subject of this biography saw no distinction, i.e. he belonged to Malaya, though racially classed as Chinese. For that stance Ong paid with his life. 260 pages.
Weight: 0.6kg. Post free within Malaysia
Published by Times Editions, Singapore, 1995 ISBN: 9789812046215
Condition: Very Good Paperback. Unused but with a bit of spotting on the text block and mild tanning throughout