The Impact of Chinese Secret Societies in Malaya
Blythe, Secretary for Chinese Affairs in Malaya in the immediate post war period, produces one of the most comprehensive accounts of secret societies that were an integral part of Chinese society both on the mainland and amongst Chinese overseas. The book looks at both the attempts of the Ching Dynasty and British colonial authorities to suppress these groups as well as the role played they played in the Malayan 'Emergency'. With a foreword by Malcolm MacDonald 570 pages with about 20 black and white plates, a bibliography, general index and an index of Societies and Organizations.
Weight: 1.5kg Post free within Malaysia but will incur additional postage charges when posted elsewhere.
Published by Oxford University Press, London, 1969. First edition.
Condition: Very Good. Hardback in a fair dust jacket. The dust jacket, now protected by a plastic cover, has a couple of inches missing at the base of the spine and one small and one large tear at the back. The binding is tight, the text is clear and there is barely noticeable tanning throughout.