Chinese Secret Societies in Malaya – Leon Comber (1959) (1st ed)

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Chinese Secret Societies in Malaya – Leon Comber (1959) (1st ed)

S$170.00

Probably the most detailed study ever written on Chinese triads in Malaya and Singapore between 1800-1900.

Title: Chinese Secret Societies in Malaya: A Survey of the Triad Society from 1800 to 1900

Author: L. F. Comber

Publisher: J. J. Augustin Inc., published for the Association for Asian Studies, 1959. First edition.

Condition: Hardcover, no dust jacket. Good. Marker pen marks on cover, ex-libris plate on endpaper scratched out. Otherwise, very good. With illustrated plates and a large foldout map of Malaya. 324pp., app 9″ by 6″.

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Probably the most detailed study ever written on Chinese triads in Malaya between 1800-1900, demonstrating the rise and influence of the triads on local politics and colonial administration. Includes illustrated plates, a large foldout map of Malaya, and names, codes, and secret signs of several of the societies.

Contents:

  1. Traditional History and Ritual
  2. The Triad Society in China
  3. The Emergence of the Triad Society in Malaya
  4. Early Singapore
  5. The Chinese Funeral Procession Riots
  6. The Singapore Riots, 1851 and 1854
  7. Singapore, Perak, and Penang, 1855 to 1866
  8. The Penang Riots, 1867
  9. The Aftermath of the Penang Riots
  10. The Straits Settlements, 1870 to 1873
  11. Chinese Secret Societies & The Larut Wars, 1872 to 1874
  12. The Unseen Hand of Chinese Secret Societies in the Treaty of Pangkor
  13. The Sequel to the Treaty of Pangkor
  14. Capitan Yap Ah Low of the Hai San Society
  15. Chinese Secret Societies in the Protected Malay States, 1874 to 1900
  16. The Chinese Post Office Riots, 1876
  17. Pickering’s Attitude towards Chinese Secret Societies
  18. The Final Policy of Suppression
  19. Sequel