Chinese Society And Politics In Sarawak: Historical Essay

by Lockard, Craig A.

Chinese Society And Politics In Sarawak: Historical Essay

Price:  US$23.55   (SGD32.71*)
Format:  Paper Back, 168 pages
Published:  2009, Malaysia, 1st Edition
ISBN:  9789839360448
SB#:  047348 (132)

About This Book

These four referenced essays, originally published 1971 to 1978 are by Professor Craig A. Lockard, a leading social historian of Southeast Asia. Scholarly insights show the part Chinese people and resources have played in the development of Sarawak, and the patterns of the organisation by which the diverse and often segmented Chinese migrants established themselves. A paper on the rule of immigration/economic policies of Charles Brooke (Raja 1868-1917) is followed by a historical survey of leadership and power within the Chinese groupings, which were influenced by language, clan and region, as well as occupation. Voluntary associations 1820-1941 are then overviewed. The fourth paper's reappraisal of the causes of the 1857 "Chinese Rebellion" at Bau is markedly different from many earlier "accepted" interpretations.

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