The Chinese in Southeast Asia

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The Chinese in Southeast Asia

By Victor Purcell
Oxford University Press (for the Royal Institute of International Affairs and the Institute of Pacific Relations), 1951
801 pp. $11.50
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The author, long a member of the Malayan Civil Service, has written an extended and scholarly study of the emigration of the Chinese into Burma, Siam, Indo-China, Malaya, Indonesia and the Philippines from earliest times to the present. While he does not predict the future rôle of these 8,500,000 people, his work is most useful for its account of the relations of the emigrants with China and with the native populations of the lands to which they moved.