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Schooling Diaspora: Women, Education, and the Overseas Chinese in British Malaya and Singapore, 1850s-1960s

Karen M. Teoh


Schooling Diaspora relates the previously untold story of female education and the overseas Chinese in British Malaya and Singapore, traversing more than a century of British imperialism, Chinese migration, and Southeast Asian nationalism. This book explores the pioneering English- and Chinese-language girls’ schools in which these women studied and worked, drawing from school records, missionary annals, colonial reports, periodicals, and oral interviews. The history of educated overseas Chinese girls and women reveals the surprising reach of transnational female affiliations and activities in ... More

Keywords: female education, girls’ school, overseas Chinese, ethnic Chinese, diaspora, Malaya, Malaysia, Singapore, British colonialism, Chinese nationalism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780190495619
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: December 2017 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190495619.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Karen M. Teoh, author
Associate Professor of History and Director of Asian Studies, Stonehill College