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Title Liberalism and the British empire in Southeast Asia / edited by Gareth Knapman, Anthony Milner and Mary Quilty
Imprint Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2019
book jacket
 Fu Ssu-Nien WTN LANG BK  DA18.2.S68 L695 2019    AVAILABLE    30530001319920
 人文社會聯圖  DA18.2.S68 L53 2019    AVAILABLE    30600020122082
Descript vi, 244 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
text rdacontent
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Series Empires in perspective
Empires in perspective
Note "This collection of essays collects the leading scholars on British colonial thought in Southeast Asia to consider the question: what was the relationship between liberalism and the British Empire in Southeast Asia? The empire builders in Southeast Asia: Lord Minto, William Farquhar, John Leyden, Thomas Stamford Raffles, and John Crawfurd - to name a few - were fervent believers in a liberal free trade order in Southeast Asia. Many recent studies of British imperialism, and European imperialism more generally, have addressed how the anti-imperialist tradition of Eighteenth century liberalism was increasingly intertwined with the discourses of empire, freedom, race and economics in the nineteenth century. This collection extends those studies to look at the impact of liberalism on British colonialism in Southeast Asia and early nineteenth century Southeast Asia we see some of the first attempts at developing multicultural democracies within the colonies, experiments in free trade and attempts to use free trade to prevent war and colonisation"-- Provided by publisher
Includes bibliographical references and index
Mapping liberalism and empire in Southeast Asia / Gareth Knapman and Mary Quilty -- Before liberalism : William Marsden's late enlightenment imperial critique / Diana J. Carroll -- Pragmatism at play : Farquhar, Raffles and the founding of Singapore / Nadia Wright -- The ideological origins of the founding of Singapore / Tze Shiung Ng -- Potato and rice-eaters : labour, wages and race in the political economy and British colonial administrators in Southeast Asia / Mary Quilty -- The gaze of a liberal imperialist : observing and interpreting oriental despotism in John Crawfurd's work / Martin Müller -- John Crawfurd's 1829 pamphlet on free trade and colonisation and his liberal campaign for British imperial reforms in India and Southeast Asia / Wilbert W. W. Wong -- Protector of Aborigines or war criminal : two opposing liberal views of James Brooke / Gareth Knapman and Martin Müller -- The liberal security experiment in Southeast Asia / Gareth Knapman -- The liberalism narrative in Southeast Asia, and Australia / Anthony Milner
Subject Great Britain -- Colonies -- Southeast Asia -- History -- 19th century
Liberalism -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century
Alt Author Knapman, Gareth, editor
Milner, Anthony Crothers, 1945- editor
Quilty, Mary, editor
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