Subject: Colonial history

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Colonial Journals of the Royal Tropical Institute (KIT)

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This digital collection consists of ninety serials and journals related to the colonial enterprise in the Dutch East and West Indies. The publications are mainly in Dutch and cover the period of the last quarter of the nineteenth century to the middle of the twentieth century. They pertain to the cultivation of tropical products such […]

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Constructing Empire: The Japanese in Changchun, 1905–45

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by Bill Sewell  Diplomats and soldiers carve out empires, but civilians play crucial roles in building them. This was also true of Japanese Manchuria. Constructing Empire shows how Japanese urban planners, architects, and other civilians contributed to constructing a modern colonial enclave in northeast China, their visions shifting over time. Japanese imperialism in Manchuria before […]

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Colonial Sources of the Royal Tropical Institute (KIT)

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This digital collection consists of 2863 publications related to the colonial enterprise in the Dutch East and West Indies. The publications are mainly in Dutch and cover the period of the last quarter of the eighteenth century to the middle of the twentieth century. They include titles on the cultivation of tropical products such as […]

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Tanegashima: The Arrival of Europe in Japan

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Olof G. Lidin 2002 The year 1543 marked the beginning of a new global consciousness in Japan with the arrival of shipwrecked Portuguese merchants on Tanegashima Island in southern Japan. Other Portuguese rapidly followed and Japan became aware of a world beyond India. The Portuguese brought with them the musket, which was quickly copied and […]

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The Impossibility of Liberalism and Democracy in Indonesia 1840-1940

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Thommy Svensson 1994 Explores this crisis of humanitarian liberalism and colonialism, focusing on the collapse of laissez-faire doctrines in the late 19th century and the unrecognised role that liberal humanitarian ideas played in the later colonial period.

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Trade and Society in the Straits of Melaka: Dutch Melaka and English Penang, 1780-1830

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Nordin Hussin 2006 This pioneering work from a member of Malaysia’s new generation of historians is a tale of two very different cities, the one with a trading heritage dating back centuries, the other a new creation spawned by the declining fortunes of the once mighty Dutch East India Company. Melaka was an important commercial […]

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Mobile Citizens: French Indians in Indochina, 1858-1954

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Natasha Pairaudeau 2016 When France laid claim to the territories which became French Indochina, its beleaguered trading posts on the east coast of India gained a new purpose, sending Indians to help secure and administer its newest possessions and to assist in their commercial expansion. The migrants were among those peoples of France’s overseas empire […]

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