Title

The overseas Chinese tea merchants in Singapore, 1920-1960: issues and responses

RIS ID

34067

Publication Details

Lim, J. (2009). The overseas Chinese tea merchants in Singapore, 1920-1960: issues and responses. In S. Leo & G. Lee (Eds.), Chinese Migration in Comparative Perspectives: Adaptation and Development (pp. 119-134). Singapore: Chinese Heritage Centre and Centre for Chinese Language and Culture.

Abstract

When Singapore was established as a trading post by the East India Company in 1819, one of the chief tenets of the colonial administration in India was to make the island a port for free trade in Southeast Asia. Singapore was also located along the profitable East-West trade route and this meant that merchants would come from all over the world to engage in business and trading activities.

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