Chinese vernacular education in Sarawak during Brooke Rule, 1841-1946

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Author: Ooi Keat Gin
Date: July 1994
From: Modern Asian Studies(Vol. 28, Issue 3)
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Document Type: Article
Length: 85 words

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The Brooke government in Sarawak, Malaysia did not have a defined policy about Chinese vernacular education and this led to an independent Chinese educational system heavily dependent on mainland China. The curriculum was defined by teachers from China, who used textbooks and other materials from China. The students in these schools grew up identifying themselves as Chinese rather than Sarawak Chinese. Their proficiency in Chinese vernacular did not help them compete with their English-educated cousins and this made them easy targets for subversive leftist propaganda.

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