• SARAWAK: MY HOMELAND

    Author(s):
    Toh-Ming Lu
    Editor(s):
    Lawrence K Wang (see profile)
    Date:
    2323
    Group(s):
    Environmental Humanities
    Subject(s):
    History, Autobiographies
    Item Type:
    Book chapter
    Tag(s):
    Sarawak, Borneo, Kalimandan, Sibu, White Rajah, James Brooke, Charles Brooke, Vyner Brooke, Wong Nai Siong
    Permanent URL:
    https://doi.org/10.17613/cxt3-xm50
    Abstract:
    Lu, Toh-Ming (2023). Sarawak: my homeland. In: "Global Humanities and Liberal Arts", Wang, Lawrence K. (Editor). Volume 2023, Number 7, 2023(7), July 25, 2023, 19 pages. Lenox Institute Press, Massachusetts, USA. Lenox.Institute@gmail.com; lut@rpi.edu; https://doi.org/10.17613/cxt3-xm50 ; ....... ABSTRACT: This electronic book describes recent history and events that occurred in Sarawak, my homeland. The story began in 1841 when Sir James Brooke, a British soldier and adventurer became the first Rajah (king) of Sarawak. When he died in 1868, his nephew, Charles Brooke took over his position and became the second Rajah of Sarawak. Charles Brooke signed an agreement with a Chinese leader, Wong Nai Siong to recruit a total of 1118 Chinese immigrants to the city of Sibu, Sarawak. When Charles Brooke passed away in 1917, his youngest son, Vyner Brooke, took over his position as the Third (and last) Rajah of Sarawak. During the Japanese occupation (1941-1945) Vyner and his family were in Sydney. After the war, in 1946 he returned to Sarawak and ceded Sarawak to the British government as a colony. 1963, Sarawak joined the Federation of Malaysia and became a state of Malaysia. ....... .. KEYWORDS: Sarawak, Borneo, Kalimandan, Sibu, White Rajah, James Brooke, Charles Brooke, Vyner Brooke, Wong Nai Siong, Chinese migration, World War II, Japanese occupation, Wallace Line, Nusantara, Lan-fang Republic, Brunei, Sabah, British Colony, Federation of Malaysia, Niah Caves. Prehistoric human migration.
    Notes:
    Dr. Lu served as the Chairman of the Department of Physics, Applied Physics and Astronomy, RPI from 1992 to 1997. He published over 580 papers, 9 books, 12 patents, and graduated 51 Ph.D. students, many of them have assumed leadership positions in major semiconductor companies. Dr. Lu is also interested in teaching and learning pedagogy. His other interests include cosmology and anthropology. His hobby includes oil painting: (https://doi.org/10.17613/k9f1-y534).
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