America's Encounters with Southeast Asia, 1800-1900
Farish A. Noor
Before the Pivot
America's Encounters with Southeast Asia, 1800-1900
€ 105,00
ISBN:
9789462985629
Release date:
23-05-2018
Available:
Directly
Edition:
Hardback
Pages:
304
Author:
Farish A. Noor
Series:
America's Encounters with Southeast Asia, 1800-1900
A century before the Philippines came under American control, Americans were already travelling to Southeast Asia regularly. This book looks at the writings of American diplomats, adventurers, and scientists and chronicles how nineteenth-century Americans viewed and imagined Southeast Asia through their own cultural-political lenses. It argues that as Americans came to visit the region they also brought with them a train of cultural assumptions and biases that contributed to the development of American Orientalism in Southeast Asia.