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Borders and the Mapping of the Malay World

Trocki, Carl A. (2000) Borders and the Mapping of the Malay World. In Association of Asian Studies Annual Meeting, 9-12th March, 2000, San Diego, California. (Unpublished)

Abstract

The Anglo-Dutch Treaty of 24 March 1824 was signed partly to legitimize British control of Singapore, and also to settle outstanding issues between the British and Dutch following the Napoleonic Wars. It effectively divided the Malay world down the Straits of Melaka. It gave the Dutch Sumatra and the islands to the south of the Straits of Singapore, while the British received the Malay Peninsula and Singapore Island. This paper examines the history of this border and the development of a new consciousness about borders, mapping and territoriality among Southeast Asian peoples in the Malay world between 1800 and the early 20th century

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ID Code: 92
Item Type: Conference Paper
Keywords: Asian history, Malaysia, Singapore, Sabah, Sarawak, Philippines, Indonesia, Borneo, Colonial Borders, Mapping, Smuggling, Mohamed Ibrahim bin Abdullah
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > HISTORY AND ARCHAEOLOGY (210000) > HISTORICAL STUDIES (210300) > Asian History (210302)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Centre for Social Change Research
Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > QUT Carseldine - Humanities & Human Services
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2000 (please consult author)
Deposited On: 10 Jun 2004
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2010 22:21

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