The Origins of Chinese Kongsi
Wang Tai Peng
The kongsi, sometimes translated into English as 'union' or federation', was the social and economic backbone of the Chinese diaspora in Southeast Asia and elsewhere. Often based on family/clan names or regions, the kongsi provided both support for strangers in new lands but also the impetus for their entrepreneurial skills. Here the author gives a fuller background to the phenomenon, detailing how it operated historically in China as well as overseas. 128 pages with an index bibliographies and a glossary.
Weight 0.5kg. Post free within Malaysia
Published by Pelanduk Publications, Subang Jaya, Malaysia 1994.
Condition: Near Fine. Hardback. The book is fresh from the publisher's stock, but the end papers have a mild shadow.