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Eastern Figures: Orient and Empire in British Writing

Douglas Kerr

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099340
eISBN:
9789882206892
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099340.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This is a literary history that examines British writing about the East—centred on India but radiating as far as Egypt and the Pacific—in the colonial and postcolonial period. It takes as its subject ... More


Conclusion: Cannibalism in Postwar Literature

Jeff Mielke

in Tropics of Savagery: The Culture of Japanese Empire in Comparative Frame

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520265783
eISBN:
9780520947665
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520265783.003.0006
Subject:
History, Asian History

This concluding chapter examines tropes of savagery in the literature of the postwar period. Cannibalism features as a major theme in three prominent pacifist and humanistic novels that were ... More


New Destinations: The Image of the Postcolonial Railway

Marian Aguiar

in Tracking Modernity: India's Railway and the Culture of Mobility

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816665600
eISBN:
9781452946429
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816665600.003.0005
Subject:
History, Indian History

This chapter describes the Indian railway during the postcolonial period, focusing on the implications of the colonial rhetoric of mobility and how the railway mapped the new colony. It examines the ... More


Museums in Africa

Simiyu Wandibba

in Media and Identity in Africa

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748635221
eISBN:
9780748653010
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748635221.003.0020
Subject:
Society and Culture, African Studies

This chapter begins with a discussion of the historical development of museums in Africa. It considers the fundamental political and social changes that took place on the continent in the immediate ... More


Tracking Modernity: India's Railway and the Culture of Mobility

Marian Aguiar

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816665600
eISBN:
9781452946429
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816665600.001.0001
Subject:
History, Indian History

From Mohandas Gandhi’s nineteenth-century tour in a third-class compartment to the recent cinematic shenanigans of Wes Anderson’s The Darjeeling Limited, the railway has been one of India’s most ... More


Conclusion

Ka-che Yip

in Disease, Colonialism, and the State: Malaria in Modern East Asian History

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622095878
eISBN:
9789882206854
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622095878.003.0009
Subject:
History, Asian History

This section explains that the essays in this book have examined both the temporal and spatial aspects of the development of various approaches to combating malaria during the colonial and ... More


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