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Murphy, Stephen A, ed. (2021) Raffles Revisited: Essays on Collecting and Colonialism in Java, Singapore and Sumatra. Singapore: Asian Civilisations Museum.

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Abstract

This edited volume of essays arose out of the Revisiting Raffles symposium and evening lectures at the Asian Civilisations Museum held in conjunction with the exhibition Raffles in Southeast Asia: Revisiting the Scholar and Statesman, (1st Feb – 28th April 2019). Written by leading scholars, writers and artists – based in Singapore and internationally – they explore issues surrounding collecting, colonialism, and the writing of Southeast Asia’s culture and past. Part one of the volume revisits Raffles, the man and the myth, undermining the received view of this individual. Part two provides fresh perspectives on the art, architecture and historiography of Java, Singapore, and the Malay world in general. Part three explores the role natural history, past civilisations and landscapes played in the colonial project. Overall, the volume offers new approaches and perspectives to Singapore and Southeast Asia’s colonial past.

Item Type: Edited Book or Journal Volume
Keywords: Java, Singapore, Sumatra, Colonialism, Stanford Raffles, Collecting, Museums
SOAS Departments & Centres: Departments and Subunits > School of Arts
Departments and Subunits > School of Arts > Department of the History of Art & Archaeology
Departments and Subunits
Subjects: D History General and Old World > DS Asia
D History General and Old World
ISBN: 9789811816680
Date Deposited: 08 Mar 2022 15:51
URI: https://eprints.soas.ac.uk/id/eprint/36771
Funders: Other

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