More than Merchants
A History of the German-Speaking Community in Penang, 1800s-1940s
Khoo Salma Nasution
The heyday of the German speaking community's contribution to the development of Penang was before the First World War although some companies managed to trade in the 1920s and 1930s before a complete ban on German business imposed by the British after the Second World War. Before such reverses the community was involved in significant businesses on the island either as independent entrepreneurs or as branches of firms headquartered elsewhere. This well illustrated 128 page book shows us something of the community's daily life as well as the backdrop of European political rivalry which did not leave Penang untouched. The book includes chapters entitled German Writers in Penang, A Long Way From Home, Photographing Penang, Deutsche Vereinigung, German Trade & Commerce, The Rise of German Shipping, Anglo-German Rivalry in the Peninsula, Repercussions of the Emden Raid, Between the Two Wars and U-Boat Base, Penang. There is also a useful bibliography as well as appendices including a directory of firms operating during this period.
Weight: 0.7kg. Post free within Malaysia
Published by Areca Books, Penang, 2006
Condition. New Hardback