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Title Racial Difference and the Colonial Wars of 19th Century Southeast Asia / edited by Farish A. Noor and Peter Carey
Published Amsterdam : Amsterdam University Press, 2020
Baltimore, Md. : Project MUSE, 0000
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Series Book collections on Project MUSE
Contents Frontmatter -- Table of Contents -- Introduction -- 1 Towards the Great Divide -- 2 Hostis Humanis Generis -- 3 Piratical Headhunters yang semacam Melayu dan Cina -- 4 The Franco-Siamese War and the Russo-Japanese War -- 5 'Sly Civility' and the Myth of the 'Lazy Malay' -- 6 'Smoked Yankees', 'Wild' Catholics and the Newspaper 'Lions' of Manila -- 7 Warriors and Colonial Wars in Muslim Philippines Since 1800 -- Chronology of Major Events and Conflicts in Southeast Asia, 1800-1900 -- Contributors -- Index
Summary The colonisation of Southeast Asia was a long and often violent process where numerous military campaigns were waged by the colonial powers across the region. The notion of racial difference was crucial in many of these wars, as native Southeast Asian societies were often framed in negative terms as 'savage' and 'backward' communities that needed to be subdued and 'civilised'. This collection of critical essays focuses on the colonial construction of race and looks at how the colonial wars in 19th century Southeast Asia were rationalised via recourse to theories of racial difference, making race a factor in the wars of Empire. Looking at the colonial wars in Java, Borneo, Indochina, Philippines and other parts of Southeast Asia, the essays examine the manner in which the idea of racial difference was weaponised by the colonising powers and how forms of local resistance often worked through such colonial structures of identity politics. Bron: Flaptekst, uitgeversinformatie
Notes Description based on print version record
Subject Race discrimination.
Race discrimination.
koloniale geschiedenis ; buitenland.
Southeast Asia -- Colonization -- 19th century
Southeast Asia.
Form Electronic book
Author Farish A. Noor (Farish Ahmad Noor), 1967-
Carey, Peter (Peter B.R.), 1948-
Project Muse. distributor.
ISBN 9048550378