British policy towards the Chinese in the Straits Settlements: protection and control, 1877-1900 (with special reference to Singapore)
This dissertation is basically an examination of the development and formulation of British policy, in terms of protection and control, towards the ethnic Chinese in the Straits Settlements during the third quarter of the nineteenth century. An attempt is also made to evaluate that policy. The British had established themselves in the Straits primarily for commercial and economic objectives and had encouraged large scale Chinese immigration as a means of developing their newly...[Show more]
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