About the Author

C.M. Turnbull (1927-2008) first came to Asia in 1952 as an administrative officer in the Malayan Civil Service. In 1955, she accepted a position teaching history at the University of Malaya in Singapore where she remained until 1971, having earned a PhD at the University of London in 1962. She then moved to the University of Hong Kong where she became Professor of History and Head of the Department of History. After her retirement, she was made Honorary Professor in the School of Humanities and Honorary Research Fellow at the Centre of Asian Studies, University of Hong Kong.

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