This is the fifth edition of Kua Kia Soong's 1985 title. It was and still is, the first full-length book on the history and politics surrounding the chinese-medium schools in Malaysia. It has been in constant demand because of the interest in this unique community-run mother tongue education system. With more than 1,280 primary schools, 60 Independent secondary schools and three tertiary-level colleges, the Malaysian Chinese education system has few comparisons in the world. Their school-leaving Unified Examination Certificate is today recognized all over the world except in Malaysia. From their birth more than 200 years ago, these school have been steeped in politics since they have had to struggle against state attempts to impose a mono-lingual education policy in the country. Thus, some aspect or other of the Chinese schools has featured in almost every general election since independence. Their survival to the present day is a veritable "protean saga" and a truly Malaysian achievement.
200 Years of Chinese Education in Malaysia: A Protean Saga
AuthorsKua Kia Soong