History of Malaya (1400 – 1959) – Joginder Singh Jessy (1961) (1st ed)

S$185.00

History of Malaya (1400 – 1959) – Joginder Singh Jessy (1961) (1st ed)

S$185.00

An old textbook that is, by all accounts, one of the best histories of Malaya ever written, now scarce. 

Title: History of Malaya (1400-1959)

Author: Joginder Singh Jessy

Publisher: United Publishers, Penang, and Peninsular Publications, Penang. 1961. First edition.

Condition: Hardcover. With numerous photographs. Reading copy only. Binding is tight and pages intact, but otherwise with all faults. Significant tanning to a few pages, with some foxing, and a few stains to edges. Pages in the middle are mostly clean. Some pages are heavily underlined in pencil. A few sparse annotations in Chinese, in ink. Chinese stamp to title page and inscription to dedication page. No wormholes or insect damage. 366pp., app 9″x6″.

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Description

Written by an educator who would later become Principal of Kolej Sultan Abdul Hamid (where Tunku Abdul Rahman and other notables studied), History of Malaya is a textbook that happens to also be one of the best introductions to the subject ever written. Clear and concise, Jessy not only manages to describe important events and people, but also the nuances of each. Enough time is devoted to each subject – for example, the founding of Singapore, the Chinese Protectorates in Singapore and the rest of the Straits Settlements, the Singapore Sepoy Mutiny, the rebellion in Pahang, and so on. With 60 illustrations (many photographic), 21 in-text maps and 10 tables.

Contents include:

Introduction
Malacca
Islam in South-East Asia
The Portuguese in Malaya
The Dutch, the Achinese and the Bugis
The Foundation of the Straits Settlements 1 (Penang and the North)
The Foundation of the Straits Settlements 2 (Singapore and the South)
Malacca under the East India Company
British Malaya up to 1867
Anarchy in the Malay States – 1
Anarchy in the Malay States -2
Singapore – 19th Century Development
British Beginnings in the Malay States
From Intervention to Federation (1874-1896)
The Unfederated Malay States
First World War and After
The Japanese Occupation of Malaya
The Foundations of Modern Malaya – 1 (Economic development)
The Foundations of Modern Malaya – 2 (Education and Malay Nationalism)
The Foundations of Modern Malaya – 3 (Constitutional Progress)
Singapore Since 1945
Questions
Notes and References
Selected Bibliography
Index