Responding to the West

Essays on Colonial Domination and Asian Agency

Edited by Hans Hägerdal

Edited by Hans Hägerdal

Distributed for Amsterdam University Press

192 pages | 10 halftones | 6 3/10 x 9 1/2
Paper $62.50 ISBN: 9789089640932 Published December 2009 For sale only in the United States, its dependencies, the Philippines, and Canada

The international contributors to this penetrating volume apply fresh perspectives and new methodologies to the Asian colonial experience, from the eighteenth century through the post World War II decolonization. Historiography, gender, military studies, finance, and issues of race and class all feature in this wide-ranging account of the diversity of human relationships forged by the colonial presence. For all of its features of structural oppression, colonialism was not a one-way communicative process, as this volume demonstrates through its analysis of the ever-shifting roles of colonizer and colonized.

Contents

Introduction: New Paths of Colonial History

by Hans Hägerdal                         

 

The Future of the Past, the Past of the Future: History in Southeast Asia

by Vincent Houben                       

 

European Adventurers and Changes in the Indian Military System

by Ram Krishna Tandon               

 

The Exile of the Liurai: A Historiographical Case Study from Timor

by Hans Hägerdal                         

 

Africans in Asia: The Discourse of ‘Negritos’ in Early Nineteenth-century Southeast Asia

by Sandra Khor Manickam            

 

Women’s Education and Empowerment in Colonial Bengal

by Rachana Chakraborty               

 

Her Old Ayah: The Transcolonial Significance of the Indian Domestic Worker in India and Australia

by Victoria Haskins                      

 

The Chinese, the Indians and the French Exchange Control during the French Indochinese War, or How to Endure, Fight and Mock the Colonial Power (1945-1954)

by Daniel Leplat                            

 

Living the Colonial Lifestyle: Australian Women and Domestic Labour in Occupied Japan 1945-1952

by Christine de Matos         

 

Decolonisation and the Origin of Military Business in Indonesia

by Bambang Purwanto  

 

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