Chinese Secret Societies in Malaya:
A Survey of the Triad Society from 1800 to 1900
When Chinese immigrants came to Malaya from the 19th century onwards, they naturally brought many of the traditional customs of their homeland with them. One of the least reported, yet highly influential, of these traditions was the membership of secret societies, more popularly known as Triads. In this book, Comber brings together the findings of previous literature on the subject, written by mainly British authors, and adds to that his experience of nine years as a police officer in Malaya when he dealt with triad members firsthand. Good Paperback. First Edition. 324 pages with, appendices 11 illustrations and two maps, including one fold out map. For further details, please see the scanned contents page.
Weight: 0.7kg. Post free within Malaysia
Published by JJ Augustin, New York, 1959.
Condition: The cover has several signs of wear including nicks at the top and base of the spine and marks and rubbings. There is a previous owner's neat stamp and a date stamp on the half title page. The binding is tight and there is fairly mild tanning throughout.