The Sociology of Secret Societies:
A Study of Chinese Secret Societies in Singapore and Peninsular Malaysia
Mak Lau Fong
While Chinese secret societies in Malaysia and Singapore may have originally been set up by newcomers as mutual help associations to provide for their own security after arriving from China in British Malaya, it was not long before groups sprung up with a more criminal purpose. This is probably the first study, based on police records and extensive interviews with society members, both in and out of prison, that seeks to set both the societies' history and modus operandi in a sociological context. ix and 178 pages with tables, maps and diagrams, a bibliography and an index.
Weight 0.7kg. Post free within Malaysia
Published by Oxford University Press, Kuala Lumpur, 1981.. First edition. ISBN:9780195804713
Condition: Very Good. Hardback in a Near Fine Dust Jacket. There is a former owner's name plate on the inside cover,minor spotting on the text block and a short list written in biro and crossed out on a rear end paper. The binding is tight, the text is clear and there is barely noticeable tanning throughout.