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Author An, Wu Xiao
Title Chinese Business in the Making of a Malay State, 1882-1941 : Kedah and Penang
Imprint Abingdon, Oxon : Taylor & Francis Group, 2003
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Edition 1st ed
Descript 1 online resource (256 pages)
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Series Chinese Worlds Ser
Chinese Worlds Ser
Note Book Cover -- Title -- Contents -- List of illustrations -- Foreword -- Acknowledgements -- List of abbreviations -- Introduction -- Settings -- Networking regional interactions, 1882 9 -- Family and state, 1889 95 -- An old framework and a new development, 1895 1905 -- Transition, 1905 9 -- Confrontation and accommodation, 1909 18 -- Another round of adjustment, 1918 28 -- A new profile of community and business, 1928 41 -- Conclusion -- Glossary -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index
This book examines how Chinese family and business networks, focused around activities such as revenue farming, including opium, the rice trade, and pawnbroking, and related legal and labour organization activities, were highly influential in the process of state formation in Malaya. It shows how Chinese family and business networks were flexible and dynamic, and were closely interlocked with economic and social structures, around which government, and states, developed. It considers the crucial role of wealth and power in the process of state formation, and challenges accepted views of Chinese ethnicity and migration
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: An, Wu Xiao Chinese Business in the Making of a Malay State, 1882-1941 : Kedah and Penang Abingdon, Oxon : Taylor & Francis Group,c2003 9780415301763
Subject Business networks -- Malaysia -- Kedah -- History.;Business networks -- China -- History.;Family-owned business enterprises -- Malaysia -- Kedah -- History.;Family-owned business enterprises -- China -- History.;Chinese -- Malaysia -- Kedah -- Economic conditions.;Business and politics -- Malaysia -- Kedah -- History.;Kedah -- Economic conditions
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