Studies in the Social History of China and South-East Asia

Studies in the Social History of China and South-East Asia : Essays in Memory of Victor Purcell

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Victor Purcell died in 1965 shortly after retiring from his teaching post in Cambridge. This 1970 memorial volume is a tribute to the wide range of his interests by friends, colleagues and former pupils. It aims primarily to acknowledge his work as a scholar. The subject-matter might be described in general terms as insurrection, immigration and trade in China and South-east Asia. Interest is concentrated on the Chinese people (whom he so much admired), and on their more recent history and civilisation (which were central pre-occupations throughout his life). The list of distinguished contributors includes Owen Lattimore of Leeds, Joseph Needham of Cambridge, W. E. Cheong of Hong Kong, Graham W. Irwin of Columbia, and Wang Gungwu of Canberra.
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  • Paperback | 436 pages
  • 140 x 216 x 25mm | 550g
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Reissue
  • Worked examples or Exercises
  • 0521133742
  • 9780521133746

Table of contents

Foreword; Portrait of Victor Purcell; V. W. W. S. Purcell: a memoir Sybille van der Sprenkel; Part I. China: 1. Anti-imperialism in the Kuomintang 1923-1928 P. Cavendish; 2. The origin of the Boxers Jerome Ch'en; 3. The high tide of socialism in the Chinese countryside Jack Gray; 4. The Sino-Indian and Sino-Russian borders: some comparisons and contrasts Alastair Lamb; 5. Unpublished report from Yenan, 1937 Owen Lattimore; 6. The use of slogans and 'uninterrupted revolution' in China in the early part of 1964 James Macdonald; 7. The Optick Artists of Chiangsu Joseph Needham; Part II. South-east Asia: 8. Canton and Manila in the eighteenth century W. E. Cheong; 9. Sino-British mercantile relations in Singapore's entrepot trade 1870-1915 Chiang Hai Ding; 10. The Dutch and the tin trade of Malaya in the seventeenth century Graham W. Irwin; 11. Early Chinese migration into North Sumatra Anthony Reid; 12. Revolution in education Kenneth Robinson; 13. Sikh immigration into Malaya during the period of British rule Kernial Singh Sandhu; 14. The entrepot at Labuan and the Chinese Nicholas Tarling; 15. China and South-east Asia 1402-1424 Wang Gungwu; 16. Bibliography of the writings of Victor Purcell The Editors; Index.
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