Phoenix Rising: Pioneering Chinese Women Of Malaysia


by Ho Tak Ming

Phoenix Rising: Pioneering Chinese Women Of Malaysia

Price:  US$28.02   (SGD38.92*)
Format:  Paper Back,  pages
Published:  2015, Malaysia, 1st Edition
ISBN:  9789834250058
SB#:  059462 (0)

About This Book

The book traces the history of Chinese women in Malaysia from the Baba-Nyonya or peranakan China community of Malacca in the 15th century, their spread to the other settlements of the Straits Settlements (Penang, Singapore), and the gradually increasing influx of women from China from the nineteenth century onwards as wives of the Chinese immigrants who had settled in the country, and to work as domestic servants, manual labourers and prostitutes to cater for the large numbers of mining coolies. Although Chinese women have had to struggle with various injustices throughout their history, their circumstances in British Malaya were different. Under the law they were the equal of men, but social conditions took some time to evolve to give them full equality. However, Chinese women became successful entrepreneurs through their own ability, and through education, many of them became distinguished professionals.


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