The first comprehensive history of the Chinese in Singapore and Malaya, beginning with the early history of the region to post-war Malaya.
- Chinese Emigration
- The Chinese in Early Malaya and in Malacca to c. 1795
- The Chinese in Penang and Province Wellesley, 1786-1867
- The Chinese in Singapore, 1819-67
- The Chinese in the Malay States to c. 1900
Special Aspects of the Chinese in Malaya
6. Chinese Religion in Malaya
7. Anglo-Chinese Relations in Malaya
8. Chinese Secret Societies in Malaya
9. Chinese Social Problems in Malaya
10. Chinese Labour and Immigration
11. Chinese Political Societies in Malaya, 1911-41
12. Chinese Education in Malaya
13. The Chinese in Malayan Industry
Recent Developments, 1939-46
14. The Chinese in Malaya During the War of 1939-45
15. The Chinese in Malaya after the Liberation
16. The Chinese and the New Malayan Constitution
17. Retrospect and Prospect
The Baba Language
Malayan Population Statistics, 1941
Population According to the Main Racial Divisions
Chinese by Tribe
About the author (from Wikipedia):
Victor Purcell (26 January 1896 – 2 January 1965) was a British colonial public servant, historian, poet and Sinologist in Malaya (now Malaysia).
After World War I, Purcell pursued his undergraduate study in Cambridge University, studying history at Trinity College.
During his service in Malaya he dealt in particular with the role of the local minority Chinese and published on this subject some significant works.
In 1926 he spent seven months as District Officer on Christmas Island, Indian Ocean, with wide-ranging but largely undemanding responsibilities in that remote mining community (Magistrate, Assistant District Judge, Port Officer, Port Health Officer, Postal Agent, Assistant Protector of the Chinese plus others).
From 1949 he was a lecturer in Far Eastern History at Cambridge University.
In 1978 he was honoured by a postage stamp of Christmas Island.