Although the Malaysian Chinese Association can no longer claim to be the party with the most Malaysian Chinese members, it remains the largest political party in the country devoted exclusively to representing Chinese interests in politics. This history, mostly devoted to the period prior to independence, traces the roots of the party back to clan associations, its tussles with the Communist Party and the Kuomintang in Malaya and its eventual emergence as the strongest force demonstrating that the Chinese were prepared to take a central place in a multicultural society. An interesting subtext of this history shows how Malaysia's Chinese community was gradually weaned from its focus on the old motherland of China to their new homeland in Malaysia. Very Good Hardback First Edition 307 pages with a bibliography and index
Weight 0.7kg. Post free within Malaysia.
Published by Oxford University Press, Singapore, 1998. First edition.
Condition: The book looks new apart from a couple of small nicks on the cover and the faintest traces of tanning