Chinese Business In the Making Of a Malay State, 1882-1941 -
Wu Xio An
New. The business life of Penang and its neighbouring state, Kedah, would have taken a very different shape had it not been for the activities of Chinese business from the early 19th century onwards.One of the reasons such businesses were able to thrive was because of the general laissez-faire attitude of British colonists. Naturally the nature of the realtionship changed both on the island and on the neighbouring mainland as British control became more entrenched. This study examines how large Chinese family businesses operated in this heyday of pre-independence capitalism and also how they fared in their relationship with both the governments of Britain and the Sultan of Kedah. 271 pages. Some of the topics covered include -
Weight 0.7kg. Post free within Malaysia
Published by National University of Singapore Press,2010. Revised edition.
Condition: New. Paperback.