The Impact of Chinese Secret Societies in Malaya: A Historical Study

BLYTHE, Wilfred

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An account of the history, organization, functioning and impact of Mafia-like Chinese secret societies in Malaya (Malaysia). Topics include the Penang Riots of 1867, the attempts at suppression, 20th century Malaya, postwar Malaya, the Malayan Communist Party, involvement in Singapore. Index, glossary, appendices.

Publication Info

  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Edition: First Edition
  • Date Published: 1969
  • Place Published: London
  • ISBN: n/a


  • Condition: Very Good
  • Signed: No
  • Dust Jacket: Yes
  • Jacket Condition: Good
  • Details:
    xiv, 566 p. 24 cm. 18 b&w plates. Green cloth hardcover with gilt lettering on spine. Dustjacket has minor wear to edges, but wrapped in protective mylar to prevent further wear. Owner's stamp to front free endpaper. Slight soiling on lower edge of text block.