The origins of Chinese Kongsi with special reference to West Borneo
A precise definition and translation of the term kongsi is , as Schlegel has pointed out, almost impossible. However, it is of necessity in this introduction of the thesis to set out various ways in which the term has been used and, in contrast to them all , the particular sense that I wi11 use. Old and new usages of the word sprang to life all over Islands of Southeast Asia, with waves of Chinese immigration and the evolution of the Chinese ways of life that have become the Chinese...[Show more]
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