Chinese Pioneers on the Sarawak Frontier, 1841-1941

Chinese Pioneers on the Sarawak Frontier, 1841-1941

by Daniel Chew
     
 


Based on archival records as well as oral histories, this book reconstructs the pioneering history of the early Chinese settlers in Sarawak. While much scholarship has focused on urban Chinese settlements, Chew tells the story of the Chinese who moved to the rural areas--those who traded with the Ibans and other tribes, or were recruited to work in the coal mines…  See more details below

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Based on archival records as well as oral histories, this book reconstructs the pioneering history of the early Chinese settlers in Sarawak. While much scholarship has focused on urban Chinese settlements, Chew tells the story of the Chinese who moved to the rural areas--those who traded with the Ibans and other tribes, or were recruited to work in the coal mines and oil fields.

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"A pioneer work."--Choice

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ISBN-13:
9789835600715
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
05/01/2004
Series:
South-East Asian Historical Monographs

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