The politics of Chinese domestic mastery, 1920s–1930s
brought to Singapore to work in the brothels. It is conceivable that
they were recruited for domestic service as well. Maurice Freedman,
Chinese Family and Marriage in Singapore (London: Her
Majesty’s Stationery Office, 1957 ), p.
28; Constable, Maid to Order in Hong Kong , pp. 2, 46; Ronald
Hyam, EmpireandSexuality: The British Experience
See Sandra M. Gilbert and Susan Gubar, No Man’s
Land , 2 vols., New Haven, 1986 , Vol. 2, pp. 40–50;
Primitive , pp. 151–6 passim .
Cecil Rhodes was the epitome of this type: see
Ronald Hyam, EmpireandSexuality , Manchester, 1990
Eighteenth and Twentieth Centuries (Madison: University of
Wisconsin Press, 1989 ).
See Note 4 above.
See, for example, R. Hyam, EmpireandSexuality: The British Experience (Manchester: Manchester
University Press, 1992
‘Without benefit of clergy’ and ‘The story of
This and the following quotations come from
‘Beyond the pale’, in Collected Stories , pp.
Ronald Hyam, EmpireandSexuality:
novel (New York: Summit Books, 1985).
Muller, Colonial Cambodia’s ‘Bad
Frenchmen’, 8–9 and 101–26.
See, for example, Ronald Hyam, EmpireandSexuality: The British experience (Manchester: Manchester University
Turn-of-the-Century China (New Haven CT, 1984 )
R. Hyam, EmpireandSexuality
(Manchester, 1990), 89–90; SOAS, PP MS 49 Scott papers, Box 2,
M. W. Scott Diary, 7 May 1935.