Penang and Its Region: The Story of an Asian Entrepot
Yeoh Seng Guan & Others (eds)
This is not a general history of the island, but rather focuses on the aspect of the island's history the brought it to regional prominence, i.e. its position as the hub of regional and international trade, replacing Malacca in its early days and then giving way to Singapore in the nineteenth century. Four leading academics, Dr Yeoh Seng Guan, a sociologist, Dr Loh Wei Leng, an economics historian, Khoo Salma Nasution, a Penang heritage advocate and academic and Neir Khor, a historian, have come together to edit the following contributions - 1 - Conjectures, Confluences, Contestations: A Perspective on Penang History by Tan Lok Ee, 2 - Penang's Changing Role in the Straits Settlements 1826-1946 by CM Turnbull, 3 - Tanjong, Hilir Perak, Larut and Kinta: The Penang-Perak Nexus in History by Khoo Kay Kim, 4 - Penang's Trade and Shipping in the Imperial Age by Loh Wei Leng, 5 - From regional Entrepot to Malayan Port: Penang's Trade and Trading Communities, 1890-1940 by Chuleeporn Virunha, 6 - Penang to Songkhla, Penang to Patani: Two Roads, Past and Present by Philip King, 7 - Perceptions of Penang: Views form across the Straits by Abdur-Razzaq Lubis, 8 - Migration and Enterprise: The Eu Yan Sang Firm and the Eu Kong-pui Family in Foshan, Penang and Hong Kong by Stephanie Chung Po-Yin, 9 - A Prominent Chinese Towkay from the Periphery: The Choong Family by Wu Xiao An, 10 - Koh Seang Tat and the Asian Opium Farming Business by Carl A Trocki, 11 - Secret Societies and Politics in Colonial Malaya with Special Reference to the Ang Bin Hoey in Penang (1945-1952) by Leong Yee Fong and 12 - Riding the Storms: Radicalisation of the Labour Party of Malaya, Penang Division, 1963-1969 by Tan Kim Hong.
Weight 0.45 Kg. . Postage within Malaysia is free
Published by NUS, Singapore, 2009 ISBN: 9789971694234
Condition: New Paperback. First edition