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Raffles in Southeast Asia : Revisiting The Scholar and Statesman

Author :  Stephen A. Murphy, Naomi Wang & Alexandra Green (ed)

Product Details

  • Country Singapore
  • Publisher Asian Civilisations Museum, Singapore
  • ISBN9789811199820
  • FormatPaperBack
  • LanguageEnglish
  • Year of Publication2019
  • Bib. Info336p. Includes Index
  • Product Weight1700 gms.
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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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