Pickering: Protector of Chinese
Chinese immigrant labourers and traders was essential ingredients for the development of Malaya and Singapore under the British. It is therefore surprising that William Alexander Pickering was reportedly the first European official who could speak both Mandarin and Hokkien fluently, although he arrived in the colony almost a century after the establishment of Penang, which began the British expansion in the area. This Biography mainly covers his important role as the first Protector of Chinese, from 1876 to his retirement in 1889, when he was responsible for a considerable improvement in relations between the colonial Government and their Chinese subjects. Good Hardback. First Edition 127 pages with a bibliography and a few black and white plates.
Weight 0.7 kg. Post free within Malaysia.
Published by Oxford University Press, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 1965.
Condition: This is an ex-library book with labels on the spine, front cover and inside back cover and stamps on the inside front cover and opposite page. The binding is tight and there is mild tanning throughout.