Liberalism and the British empire in southeast Asia /

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, Tho...

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Other Authors: Knapman, Gareth (Editor), Milner, Anthony Crothers, 1945- (Editor), Quilty, Mary (Editor)
Format: Book
Language:English
Published: London ; New York : Routledge, [2019]
Series:Empires in perspective.
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Summary: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 colonization.
Physical Description:vi, 244 pages ; 25 cm.
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references (pages [224]-240) and index.
ISBN:9781138082052
1138082058