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Cambridge Imperial and Post-Colonial Studies Series

The Scottish Experience in Asia, c.1700 to the Present

Settlers and Sojourners

Editors: Devine, T. M., McCarthy, Angela (Eds.)

  • First major study of the migration experiences of Scots throughout Asia, critically engaging with the concept of ethnicity and notions of Scottishness
  • Encompasses diverse Asian destinations, including India, Ceylon, China, Singapore, and Hong Kong
  • Explores key themes of trade, commerce, commodities, agriculture, cross-cultural contact, associational culture, identities, law, religion, and the emotions
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About this book

This pioneering volume focuses on the scale, territorial trajectories, impact, economic relationships, identity and nature of the Scottish-Asia connection from the late seventeenth century to the present. It is especially concerned with identifying whether there was a distinctive Scottish experience and if so, what effect it had on the East. Did Scots bring different skills to Asia and how far did their backgrounds prepare them in different ways? Were their networks distinctive compared to other ethnicities? What was the pull of Asia for them? Did they really punch above their weight as some contemporaries thought, or was that just exaggerated rhetoric? If there was a distinctive ‘Scottish effect’ how is that to be explained? 

About the authors

T. M. Devine is Sir William Fraser Professor Emeritus of Scottish History and Palaeography at the University of Edinburgh, UK. He was knighted in 2014 for ‘services to the study of Scottish history’.

Angela McCarthy is Professor of Scottish and Irish History at the University of Otago, New Zealand. She is the author and editor of several books on migration, including that of the Scots.

Table of contents (13 chapters)

  • Introduction: The Scottish Experience in Asia, c.1700 to the Present: Settlers and Sojourners

    Devine, T. M. (et al.)

    Pages 1-21

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  • A Scottish Empire of Enterprise in the East, c.1700–1914

    Devine, T. M.

    Pages 23-49

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  • Scottish Orientalists, Administrators and Missions: A Distinctive Scots Approach to Asia?

    MacKenzie, John M.

    Pages 51-73

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  • Scottish Agency Houses in South-East Asia, c.1760–c.1813

    McGilvary, George

    Pages 75-96

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  • Scots and the Imposition of Improvement in South India

    Frew, Joanna

    Pages 97-118

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eBook 83,29 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-43074-4
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  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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Hardcover 103,99 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-43073-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Softcover 103,99 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-82731-5
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Scottish Experience in Asia, c.1700 to the Present
Book Subtitle
Settlers and Sojourners
Editors
  • T. M. Devine
  • Angela McCarthy
Series Title
Cambridge Imperial and Post-Colonial Studies Series
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-43074-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-43074-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-43073-7
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-82731-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 324
Number of Illustrations and Tables
13 b/w illustrations, 2 illustrations in colour
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