The Politics of Chinese Education in Malaya, 1945-1961
Tan Liok Ee
At the time of the publication of this book, Malaysia held a unique position in Southeast Asia in that it was the only country where it was possible to be educated entirely in Mandarin Chinese. Even Singapore's schools at the time were not so completely given over to a Mandarin education as complete as Malaysia's. This book traces how such a situation arose and was established up to the early years of Malaya's independence. Despite perceptions that the system is under threat, it still flourishes in the 21st century and is increasingly attracting children from the other two main communities, the Malays and Indians, whose own school systems are often viewed to be inferior. Near Fine Hardback. First Edition. 352 pages with tables 30 black and white plates, a bibliography and an index.
Weight: 0.8kg. Post free within Malaysia
Published by Oxford University Press, Kuala Lumpur, 1997
Condition: The book has been rebound in leather and leatherette with gilt titling on the spine. The cover is virtually unmarked. The binding is tight and there is no tanning throughout. A sparkling copy.