Racial Difference and the Colonial Wars of 19th Century Southeast Asia
Farish A Noor & Peter Carey (eds)
Although colonial incursions into Southeast Asia were primarily for the purpose of exploiting new sources of trade, surviving narratives of traders and government officers do not often mention this. Instead more often the justification for war and subsequent conquest is often cited as the need to 'civilise' 'backward' and 'savage' peoples. In this collection of articles the contributors examine the extent to which race framed the narrative of Western powers as they made their mark in Borneo, the Dutch East Indies, Malaya, the Philippines and Siam. New Hardback. First Edition 288 pages with an index and a map.
Weight: 0.8 kg Post free within Malaysia
Published by: Amsterdam University Press. 2021.