Gentleman Capitalists: British Imperialism in Southeast Asia, 1770-1890 (International Library of Historical Studies v. 9)

Gentleman Capitalists: British Imperialism in Southeast Asia, 1770-1890 (International Library of Historical Studies v. 9)

By: Anthony Webster (author)Hardback

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The period when the British were establishing political and commercial hegemony in Southeast Asia also saw the foundation of the present-day "Asian-tiger" economies. This book aims to show the importance of London capitalist interest, the vital role played by Indian capitalist and merchants in Southeast Asia and the importance of growing Chinese community as intermediaries between British and indigenous merchants. The author traces the steps leading to the consolidation of British interest including the acquisition of Penang, the results of a major war with European powers up to 1815, the growth of British and Indian industrial and commercial interest, the establishment of Singapore, the settlement of Anglo-Dutch relations, the expansion of British colonial administration and also "informal empire" in various Malay states, Sarawak and Siam and the conclusion of the Anglo-Burmese wars.

Contents

British imperialism in south east Asia - a historiographical introduction; early British expansion into south east asia - 1750-1795; the origins of Singapore - 1795-1819; Anglo-Dutch relations and the Treaty of London - 1819-1850; the British in Borneo and the Malay states - 1824-1850; British imperialism in Burma and Siam - 1820-1850; British imperialism in the Malay states and Borneo - 1850-1890; Burma and Siam, 1850-1900 - conquest and collaboration.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781860641718
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 256
  • ID: 9781860641718
  • ISBN10: 1860641717

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