From Kampung to City:
A Social History of Kuching Malaysia, 1820-1970
Craig Alan Lockard
This book was written at a time when the study of Southeast Asian urban life, outside capital cities, was in it infancy and when not much was being written about Sarawak that did not have a Brooke centric theme. Lockart therefore traces the city's history, from its citizens' perspective, beginning with its origins as a small Malay village, through its adjustment to being the centre of Brooke power, when Chinese influence increased, and then ending as being the fourteenth largest city in the new Malaysia. He notes that its growth was marred by relatively little inter racial conflict and attempts to understand the reasons for this blessing. 311 pages with notes, a bibliography and an index.
Weight 0.6kg. Post free within Malaysia
Published by Ohio University Press, Athens, Ohio, 1987 First edition
Condition: Near Fine. Paperback.