British Rule in Eastern Asia:
A Study of Contemporary Government and Economic Development in British Malaya and Hong Kong
Mills opens his introduction to the book with the words, "The British attitude towards the tropical Empire has usually been one of lack of interest varied by spasmodic attention when one of the colonies forced itself upon public notice." Interestingly the book was researched in the year before the Japanese surprised Britain by taking over Hong Kong and Malaya by the time this book was published. His survey, probably the most significant of these two countries in the inter war period, also compares British imperial efforts with those of the United States in the Philippines and the Dutch in the Netherlands East Indies. 581 pages with two fold out maps and an index. Very Good Hardback in a Good Dust Jacket
Weight: 0.9kg. Post free within Malaysia
Published by Oxford University Press, London, 1942. First edition.
Condition: The dust jacket has some loss at the top and base of the spine, but is now protected in a plastic jacket. The binding is tight and there is fairly mild tanning throughout.