Raffles In Southeast Asia: Revisiting The Scholar And Statesman


by Murphy, Stephen ; Naomi Wang; A. Green

Raffles In Southeast Asia: Revisiting The Scholar And Statesman

Price:  US$36.00   (SGD50.00*)
Format:  Paper Back, 336 pages
Published:  2019, Singapore, 1st Edition
ISBN:  9789811199820
SB#:  062398 (103)

About This Book

Sir Stamford Raffles is known for establishing Singapore as a British port, as the author of The History of Java, and as a collector of natural history and cultural materials. Opinions have changed over time: he has been viewed as a scholarly expert on the region, a progressive reformer, a committed imperialist, and even a plagiariser. This catalogue accompanies the Raffles in Southeast Asia exhibition at the Asian Civilisations Museum, which was co-curated with the British Museum. It shows that Raffles' legacy is more complex than often understood. The catalogue contains five essays, dealing with Raffles collecting in Southeast Asia - what he did and didn't collect and why, the history of his reputation, and the politics and art of Java and the region before and during Raffles time, and full-colour illustrations of all the exhibited objects.


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