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13 May 1969: A Historical Survey of Sino-Malay Relations - Leon Comber

Kuala Lumpur, Singapore & Hong Kong: Heinemann Asia, 1983, Paperback.
Condition: Very Good. A little faded at the spine and onto the margins of the panels. Edges of the text block lightly tanned. Text complete, clean and tight.

First in this, paperback, edition. Contains: Black & white photographs; Graphs; Maps; Tables; List of abbreviations; Appendices [11];

From the cover: “Although there are several studies dealing with the 13 May 1969 imbroglio, it is believed that this book is the first attempt to provide a comprehensive historical picture of the tangled skein of Sino-Malay relations in Malaysia up to the events of 13 May 1969, which are a watershed in contemporary Malaysian history, and the resumption of Parliament in February 1971.

There is a refreshing absence of technical terms as the author feels that anything which veils the subject in jargon, so that only a group of specialists can read it, is a mistake. Nevertheless, the author does not overlook the fact that a study of race relations must be multi-disciplinary in its approach and in his historical analysis he has taken into account the relevant social, political and economic issues.

A preliminary study of this kind can only be tentative and without great depth, and it is not claimed that it is definitive. However, it is hoped that it will provide not only useful background knowledge and information but also some indications and directions for the future study of relations between Malaysia’s two main ethnic groups, that is, the Malays and the Chinese. There can be no gainsaying that the future prosperity and welfare of the country will hinge on a mutually acceptable modus vivendi being worked out between these two communities.”


Size: C Format (8½" x 5¼"). 134 pages.
£31.00