Responding to the West: Essays on Colonial Domination and Asian Agency

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Hans Hägerdal
Amsterdam University Press, 2009 - History - 181 pages
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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.


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Hans Hägerdal is a senior lecturer in history in the School of Humanities at Växjö University in Sweden.


Contributors include:


Rachana Chakraborty, Reader, Department of History, Bethune College, Calcutta University


Hans Hägerdal, Senior Lecturer in History, Växjö University, Sweden.


Victoria Haskins, Lecturer in Australian History, University of Newcastle, Australia.


Vincent Houben, Professor in Southeast Asian Studies, Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany.


Daniel Leplat, Agrégé d’histoire, Ph.D. candidate, Sorbonne University, Paris, France.


Sandra Khor Manickam, Ph.D. candidate at the Australian National University, Division of Pacific and Asian History, Research School for Pacific and Asian Studies.


Christine de Matos, Research Fellow, Centre for Asia Pacific Social Transformation Studies (CAPSTRANS), University of Wollongong, Australia.


Bambang Purwanto, Professor, Department of History, Faculty of Cultural Sciences, Gajah Mada University, Indonesia.


Ram Krishna Tandon, Reader, Department of Defence & Strategic Studies, University of Allahabad, India.

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