Straits Chinese

Some articles on chinese, straits, straits chinese:

Lim Boon Keng - Career
... Lim was also a Justice of the Peace and a member of the Chinese Advisory Board ... Philomatic society and published the first Chinese magazine in the Straits in 1897 ... In the same year, he also campaigned against the wearing of queues among Chinese men, with the intention of toppling the Qing Dynasty in China ...
Peranakan - Terminology
... of descent unless followed by a subsequent qualifying noun, such as for example Cina (Chinese), Belanda (Dutch) or Jepang/Jepun (Japanese) ... solely for grandparents, referred to the Straits-Chinese males ... Female Straits-Chinese descendants were either called or styled themselves Nyonyas ...
Pendatang Asing - Offensive Usage - Pre-independence
... During the pre-Independence period, some Straits Chinese began taking an active interest in local politics, especially in Penang, where there was an active Chinese secessionist movement ... both the United Malays National Organisation (UMNO) and the Malaysian Chinese Association (MCA), believing that while UMNO and the Malay extremists were intent on extending Malay privileges and restricting Chinese ... for the exile of Malayans "implicated in acts of violence" — to permit those born in the Straits Settlements to be banished to their ancestral homeland ...

Famous quotes containing the word straits:

    Men would never be superstitious, if they could govern all their circumstances by set rules, or if they were always favoured by fortune: but being frequently driven into straits where rules are useless, and being often kept fluctuating pitiably between hope and fear by the uncertainty of fortune’s greedily coveted favours, they are consequently for the most part, very prone to credulity.
    Baruch (Benedict)