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The Humanities in Asia

Sites of Modernity

Asian Cities in the Transitory Moments of Trade, Colonialism, and Nationalism

Editors: Wongsurawat, Wasana (Ed.)

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  • Covers a broad and varied geographical area
  • Presents papers from a team of contributors with diverse academic backgrounds, methodologies and nationalities
  • Focuses on important moments of transition through trade, colonialism and nationalism
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About this book

This book investigates, compares and contrasts the experience of entering into and engaging in modernity and the modern era in many parts of the Asian continent. It focuses on the coming into being, development, and transformation of major urban centers from Tokyo to Mumbai from the late 19th century to the present, providing a broad overview of this crucial period of transition in Asia, not only from diverse geographical and historical perspectives, but also incorporating a broad range of further disciplines.

About the authors

Dr. Wasana Wongsurawat is assistant professor in the Department of History, Faculty of Arts, Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok, Thailand. Her area of expertise is the history of modern China, the Chinese Diaspora, transnational and global history. She was the co-editor of Dynamics of the Cold War in Asia: Ideology, Identity and Culture (Palgrave Macmillan 2010). Among her latest publications is the article, "Beyond Jews of the Orient: A New Interpretation of the Problematic Relationship between the Thai State and its Ethnic Chinese Community" (positions: asia critique, volume 24, issue 2, 2016).

Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-8

    Wongsurawat, Wasana

  • Teaching Civilisation: The Role of a French Education in the Development of Modernity in Shanghai

    Pages 9-31

    Major, Alexander

  • Scientific Institutions as Sites for Dissemination and Contestation: Emergence of Colonial Calcutta as a Science City

    Pages 33-46

    Kumar, Deepak

  • Management of ‘Public Spaces’: Case-Study of Roads in Bangkok in the Reign of King Rama V

    Pages 47-63

    Youmangmee, Nontaporn

  • A City-State as Migrant Nation: Singapore from the Colonial to the Asian Modern

    Pages 65-84

    Lysa, Hong

Buy this book

eBook $89.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-662-45726-9
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $119.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-662-45725-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $119.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-662-56882-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Sites of Modernity
Book Subtitle
Asian Cities in the Transitory Moments of Trade, Colonialism, and Nationalism
Editors
  • Wasana Wongsurawat
Series Title
The Humanities in Asia
Series Volume
1
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag GmbH Germany, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-662-45726-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-662-45726-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-662-45725-2
Softcover ISBN
978-3-662-56882-8
Series ISSN
2363-6890
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VII, 179
Number of Illustrations
3 b/w illustrations, 7 illustrations in colour
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