Chinese leadership and power in colonial Singapore

This publication contains a collection of papers on Chinese leadership and power in colonial Singapore. It traces the seeds of Chinese political leadership in the late 19th century to its high point in the 20th century, and how Chinese leadership has influenced the politics of Singapore in the twilight of colonial rule.


Chinese leadership and power in colonial Singapore
Yong, C. F. (Ching Fatt)
Chinese--Singapore--Politics and government
Heritage and Culture
Singapore : Times Academic Press, c1992
Digital Description
application/pdf, 42.19 MB, 380 p. : ill., ports.
Table of Contents
Pt. I: Chinese political and community leadership in pre-war Singapore. ch. 1. Chinese leadership in nineteenth century Singapore -– ch. 2. Rivalry between the new and old Chinese Chambers of Commerce — contending elites and power struggle within the Chinese Community of Singapore, 1912-1914 –- ch. 3. A preliminary study of Chinese leadership in Singapore, 1900-1941 -– ch. 4. Patterns and traditions of loyalty in the Chinese community of Singapore, 1900-1941
pt. II: Tan Kah-kee (1874-1961): the non-partisan Chinese nationalist. ch. 5. Emergence of Chinese community leaders in Singapore, 1890-1941 -– ch. 6. Economic success and political leadership — the case of Tan Kah-kee of pre-war Singapore –- ch. 7. Tan Kah-kee: the making of an overseas Chinese legend
pt. III: The Malayan Kuomintang movement. ch. 8. The 1911 revolution and the Kuomintang movement in Malaya and Singapore, 1912-1925 –- ch. 9. The Kuomintang movement in Malaya and Singapore, 1925-1930
pt. IV: The Malayan communist movement. ch. 10. Origins and development of the Malayan Communist movement, 1919-1930 –- ch. 11. An investigation into the founding of the Malayan Communist Party in 1930 –- ch. 12. Joseph Ducroux and the Malayan Communist movement in 1931
pt. V: The creation of a Singaporean identity among the Chinese. ch. 13. Some thoughts on the creation of a Singaporean identity among the Chinese: the pre-PAP phase, 1945-1959
pt. VI: British colonial elite and colonial policy towards the Chinese. ch. 14. British attitudes towards the Chinese community leaders in Singapore, 1819-1941 -– ch. 15. British colonial rule and the Chinese press in Singapore, 1900-1941.
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