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As Equals: The Oei Women of Java

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  • In this wonderfully detailed narrative, Daryl Yeap brings us the fascinating story of Hui-lan, Ida and Lucy, daughters and wife of Asia's richest man at the turn of the 20th century — Oei Tiong-ham. Flying planes, managing Asia's richest estate and charming the West with their sense of style and sophistication — at a time when bound feet, matchmaking and subservience were in vogue — the three women punctured through cultural stereotypes and challenged the ideals of womanhood. In doing so, they paved the way for millions to follow. Written in a distinct style, the book is revealing, holding surprises even for those familiar with their stories.

  • “Sweeping... Epic! The Leo Tolstoy’s War and Peace for Straits Chinese.”
    —Ngyuen, Lien-Hang T, Dorothy Borg Associate Professor in the History of United States and East Asia Columbia University

    “History buffs will delight in Daryl Yeap’s new book As Equals: The Oei Women of Java, whose story spans more than 100 years, broke free from the cultural stereotypes that bound women of their time, and navigated the changes life threw at them with courage.”
    —The Edge Malaysia

  • Daryl Yeap is the author of As Equals: The Oei Women of Java. For the most part of her career, she has worked in the finance industry as a banking analyst for various financial institutions before joining her family company. Her first book, The King's Chinese, tells the story of the Straits British Chinese immigrants, told through the life of her great-grandfather, Yeap Chor Ee.

    She now spends her spare time as an independent researcher.

ISBN: 9789811280238
Cover Type: Paperback
Page Count: 260
Year Published: 2023
Size: 229mm x 152mm
Language: English