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Book: Youth and Empire: Trans-Colonial Childhoods in British and French Asia

TitleYouth and Empire: Trans-Colonial Childhoods in British and French Asia
Authors
KeywordsChildren -- Southeast Asia -- Social conditions -- 19th century
Children -- Southeast Asia -- Social conditions -- 20th century
Children -- Colonies -- Great Britain -- Social conditions
Children -- Colonies -- France -- Social conditions
Issue Date2015
PublisherStanford University Press
Citation
Pomfret, DM. Youth and Empire: Trans-Colonial Childhoods in British and French Asia. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press. 2015 How to Cite?
AbstractThis is the first study of its kind to provide such a broadly comparative and in-depth analysis of children and empire. Youth and Empire brings to light new research and new interpretations on two relatively neglected fields of study: the history of imperialism in East and South East Asia and, more pointedly, the influence of childhood—and children's voices—on modern empires. By utilizing a diverse range of unpublished source materials drawn from three different continents, David M. Pomfret examines the emergence of children and childhood as a central historical force in the global history of empire in the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries. This book is unusual in its scope, extending across the two empires of Britain and France and to points of intense impact in 'tropical' places where indigenous, immigrant, and foreign cultures mixed: Hong Kong, Singapore, Saigon, and Hanoi. It thereby shows how childhood was crucial to definitions of race, and thus European authority, in these parts of the world. By examining the various contradictory and overlapping meanings of childhood in colonial Asia, Pomfret is able to provide new and often surprising readings of a set of problems that continue to trouble our contemporary world.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/218440
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DC FieldValueLanguage
dc.contributor.authorPomfret, DM-
dc.date.accessioned2015-09-18T06:37:33Z-
dc.date.available2015-09-18T06:37:33Z-
dc.date.issued2015-
dc.identifier.citationPomfret, DM. Youth and Empire: Trans-Colonial Childhoods in British and French Asia. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press. 2015-
dc.identifier.isbn9780804795173-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/218440-
dc.description.abstractThis is the first study of its kind to provide such a broadly comparative and in-depth analysis of children and empire. Youth and Empire brings to light new research and new interpretations on two relatively neglected fields of study: the history of imperialism in East and South East Asia and, more pointedly, the influence of childhood—and children's voices—on modern empires. By utilizing a diverse range of unpublished source materials drawn from three different continents, David M. Pomfret examines the emergence of children and childhood as a central historical force in the global history of empire in the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries. This book is unusual in its scope, extending across the two empires of Britain and France and to points of intense impact in 'tropical' places where indigenous, immigrant, and foreign cultures mixed: Hong Kong, Singapore, Saigon, and Hanoi. It thereby shows how childhood was crucial to definitions of race, and thus European authority, in these parts of the world. By examining the various contradictory and overlapping meanings of childhood in colonial Asia, Pomfret is able to provide new and often surprising readings of a set of problems that continue to trouble our contemporary world.-
dc.languageeng-
dc.publisherStanford University Press-
dc.subjectChildren -- Southeast Asia -- Social conditions -- 19th century-
dc.subjectChildren -- Southeast Asia -- Social conditions -- 20th century-
dc.subjectChildren -- Colonies -- Great Britain -- Social conditions-
dc.subjectChildren -- Colonies -- France -- Social conditions-
dc.titleYouth and Empire: Trans-Colonial Childhoods in British and French Asia-
dc.typeBook-
dc.identifier.emailPomfret, DM: pomfretd@hkucc.hku.hk-
dc.identifier.authorityPomfret, DM=rp01194-
dc.identifier.hkuros251007-
dc.identifier.spage1-
dc.identifier.epage402-
dc.publisher.placeStanford, CA-

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