Peasants, Proletarians and Prostitutes

Institute of Southeast Asian Studies Singapore: Research notes and discussions paper

Book 59
Institute of Southeast Asian
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 This book uses a socio-historical approach with feminist insight to examine the work of Chinese women in colonial Malaya, specifically those who worked as prostitutes, mui tsai, domestic servants, tin and rubber workers, hawkers and construction workers. The study questions the view that all women in traditional society were subordinated.
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About the author

 Lai Ah Eng is currently a researcher in Singapore. Her current research interests include community, ethnic and gender relations in Malaysia and Singapore

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Institute of Southeast Asian
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Dec 31, 1986
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