Penang Chinese Commerce in the 19th Century:
The Rise and Fall of the Big Five
Wong Yee Tuan
There are probably few who would dispute that one of the strongest foundations of South-East Asia's economic strength was the commercial enterprise of Chinese immigrants into the region, particularly in the 19th and 20th centuries. Wong here looks at the activities of the five main Hokkien families, the Khoo, the Cheah, the Yeoh, the Lim and the Tan, in Penang, one of the region's earliest commercial centres during this period. He not only dissects their activities on the island, but highlights the importance of clan and other networks across the region that enabled these groups to establish their dominance in so many areas of the region's economy. 227 pages. Please see the scan of the contents page for further details.
Weight: 0.5kg. Post free within Malaysia
Published by ISEAS, Singapore, 2015
Condition: New. Paperback.