By Andrew Francis

ISBN-10: 1107093988

ISBN-13: 9781107093980

Andrew Francis' tradition and trade in Conrad's Asian Fiction is the 1st book-length serious learn of trade in Conrad's paintings. It unearths not just the complicated connections among tradition and trade in Conrad's Asian fiction, but in addition how he hired trade in characterization, ethical contexts, and his depiction of family members at some extent of complicated eu imperialism. Conrad's remedy of trade - Arab, chinese language and Malay, in addition to ecu - is explored inside a traditionally particular context as complicated and proof against conventional readings of trade as easy and homogeneous. in the course of the research of either literary and non-literary assets, this booklet examines capitalism, colonialism and globalization in the advertisement, political and social contexts of colonial Southeast Asia.

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The leading Arab families in Singapore [. ] were in a position to attract the interest of the local Bugis royalty in linking through intermarriage, which further increased Arab influence in local affairs. This was further enhanced by the encouragement of the British authorities for Arab immigration to Singapore, in recognition of its positive impact on the trading life of the colony’. See also LocherScholten regarding Arab influence, pp. 139–41. p. 15. Introduction 25 was increasingly rule-bound, as, for example, the Reports of the Singapore Chamber of Commerce and Penang Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture for the period show,78 a development also evident in Captain Whalley’s musings on the changes in Singapore in ‘The End of the Tether’.

59–60. Entry to the Dutch East Indies colonial service was often to a post of aspirant-controleur [trainee-controleur]. Others were: the Pattimura uprising (1817); the Lampung rebellion (1825–26); the Flores Wars (1838, 1846, and 1907–08); the Bone Wars (1838–1905) in southern Sulawesi; the Bali Wars (1846–49 and 1906–08); the Palembang rebellion (1848); the Kongsi Wars in Borneo (1850–54); the Jambi War in Sumatra (1858–1907); the Banjarmasin War (1859–63, with resistance continuing until 1906); the Lombok War (1894); the Toraja War (1905).

4 By the time Almayer’s Folly is set, in the 1880s, the expansion of Brooke’s Sarawak, and the granting in 1881 of a charter to the British North Borneo Company, had prompted the Dutch to increase their control over the Oosterafdeeling of their Zuider- en Oosterafdeeling in Borneo. 5 Berau was also the name by which the region’s principal settlement, Tanjung Redeb, was known, in the north of the Oosterafdeeling. The concentration of Dutch military resources to fight the Aceh War and the modest commercial prospects of Berau lie behind the lieutenant’s remark: ‘we haven’t enough hold on this coast.

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