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Modernity and the Discourse of Scientific Buddhism

David L. McMahan

in The Making of Buddhist Modernism

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195183276
eISBN:
9780199870882
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195183276.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter shows, with attention to the social, political, and polemical contexts of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, the ways Buddhists and Buddhist sympathizers attempted to align Buddhism ... More


The Decaffeinator

Nicholas P. Money

in Triumph of the Fungi: A Rotten History

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195189711
eISBN:
9780199790265
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195189711.003.0003
Subject:
Biology, Microbiology

This chapter describes the history and continuing impact of the rust fungus, Hemileia vastatrix, on coffee crops. In the 19th century, this pathogen wiped-out coffee crops in Ceylon (Sri Lanka) and ... More


Exile into Bondage? Non‐White Migrants and Settlers

Marjory Harper and Stephen Constantine

in Migration and Empire

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199250936
eISBN:
9780191594847
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199250936.003.0006
Subject:
History, World Modern History

Much of the functioning of the imperial economy depended on the movement of ‘non‐white’ migrants, especially indentured labourers. Some were recruited in the Pacific islands for work in Queensland, ... More


Internal Administration and Foreign Relations

Romila Thapar

in Aśoka and the Decline of the Mauryas

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198077244
eISBN:
9780199081073
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198077244.003.0019
Subject:
History, Indian History

This chapter describes the internal administration and foreign relations of the Mauryan empire under the reign of Aśoka. It explains that the establishment of the Mauryan state ushered in a new form ... More


‘Permanent Boarders’: The British in Ceylon, 1815–1960

Margaret Jones

in Settlers and Expatriates: Britons over the Seas

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199297672
eISBN:
9780191594335
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199297672.003.0008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

The shifting and various identities of both official and unofficial members of the British community in Ceylon (Sri Lanka) are explored in this chapter and are revealed to change according to time, ... More


Ceylon (Sri Lanka)

K. M. De Silva

in The Oxford History of the British Empire: Volume V: Historiography

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205661
eISBN:
9780191676741
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205661.003.0014
Subject:
History, World Modern History, British and Irish Modern History

The historiography of Ceylon (Sri Lanka) from the early 19th century to the 1830s was profoundly affected by the British conquest of the littoral districts during 1795–96, and the absorption from ... More


The Dissolution of the British Empire  

WM. ROGER LOUIS

in The Oxford History of the British Empire: Volume IV: The Twentieth Century

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205647
eISBN:
9780191676727
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205647.003.0014
Subject:
History, World Modern History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter presents a discussion on the dissolution of the British Empire. In particular, it deals with the critical cases of India, Palestine, Burma, Ceylon, Egypt, the Sudan, Malaya, the West ... More


Ceylon

S. R. ASHTON

in The Oxford History of the British Empire: Volume IV: The Twentieth Century

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205647
eISBN:
9780191676727
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205647.003.0019
Subject:
History, World Modern History, British and Irish Modern History

Ceylon has several claims to occupy a special place in British colonial history. Ceylon's place in colonial history is not confined to its status as Britain's model colony. On the contrary, in ... More


The Oxford of the Southern World and Education in the Empire

Richard Symonds

in Oxford and Empire: The Last Lost Cause?

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198203001
eISBN:
9780191675645
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198203001.003.0013
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter examines the careers of University of Oxford graduates who served the British Empire in the field of education. It explains that Oxford took a benevolent interest in the new colleges and ... More


Bones Around My Neck: The Life and Exile of a Prince Provocateur

Tamara Loos

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781501704635
eISBN:
9781501706172
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501704635.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

Prince Prisdang Chumsai (1852–1935) served as Siam's first diplomat to Europe during the most dramatic moment of Siam's political history, when its independence was threatened by European ... More


Tea and Empire: James Taylor in Victorian Ceylon

Angela McCarthy and T. M. Devine

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781526119056
eISBN:
9781526128201
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526119056.001.0001
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This book examines the remarkable life story of James Taylor, renowned as ‘the father of the Ceylon tea enterprise’. Published in 2017, the 150th anniversary of Ceylon tea, the book documents ... More


Frances E. Willis: Switzerland, 1953–1957, Norway, 1957–1961, and Ceylon, 1961–1964

Philip Nash

in Breaking Protocol: America's First Female Ambassadors, 1933-1964

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780813178394
eISBN:
9780813178387
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813178394.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter traces the career of Frances E. Willis, the first US female ambassador to have emerged from the career Foreign Service. After earning a PhD in political science, Willis became just the ... More


Chapter XIII

Mushirul Hasan

in Exploring the West: Three Travel Narratives

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780198063117
eISBN:
9780199080199
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198063117.003.0067
Subject:
History, Indian History

The author talks about his voyage to Ceylon, Cingalese gentlemen, Aden, Ass-equipages, the Kaba, Eve's burial-place, the selfishness of John Bull, Grand Cairo, Mohamed Alí, Arabic as the language of ... More


Ceylon/Sri Lanka: The Politics of Religious Freedom and the End of Empire

Benjamin Schonthal

in Politics of Religious Freedom

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226248479
eISBN:
9780226248646
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226248646.003.0016
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This essay examines the religion provisions of the constitution of Ceylon/Sri Lanka on the cusp of the country’s independence from Britain. Schonthal problematizes the presumption that religious ... More


Scholars

Sujit Sivasundaram

in Islanded: Britain, Sri Lanka, and the Bounds of an Indian Ocean Colony

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226038223
eISBN:
9780226038360
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226038360.003.0004
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter reconsiders the intellectual history of the colonial transition from an island space that saw texts and other forms of religious culture arrive, depart, and sustain themselves across the ... More


Saint-Pierre’s exiles: myths of origins and national identity

Jeff Rosen

in Julia Margaret Cameron's 'fancy subjects': Photographic allegories of Victorian identity and empire

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781784993177
eISBN:
9781526109811
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784993177.003.0002
Subject:
Art, Art History

This chapter examines the colonial context of Cameron’s practice as a photographer, examining her first important fancy subject, Paul and Virginia, the title of a Romantic novel by Jacques-Henri ... More


North’s gardens: redemption and the return to origins

Jeff Rosen

in Julia Margaret Cameron's 'fancy subjects': Photographic allegories of Victorian identity and empire

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781784993177
eISBN:
9781526109811
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784993177.003.0008
Subject:
Art, Art History

In 1874, Cameron left England for Ceylon, and two years later, when the painter Marianne North visited her, both women produced works of art in each other’s presence that expressed cultural ... More


A Second Literary Example–Leonard Woolf

Leonard Shengold

in Haunted by Parents

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300116106
eISBN:
9780300134681
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300116106.003.0009
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This chapter discusses the life of Leonard Woolf. It details his childhood, his years in Ceylon, his marriage to Virginia, his sexual life, his happy intimate relationship with Trekkie Parsons after ... More


Islanded: Natural History in the British Colonization of Ceylon

Sujit Sivasundaram (ed.)

in Geographies of Nineteenth-Century Science

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226487267
eISBN:
9780226487298
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226487298.003.0006
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter examines the symbolic geography of Ceylon as a scientific site. It suggests that the scale of inquiry in Ceylon included the ways in which nineteenth-century networks of colonial ... More


The Importance of Scottish Origins in the Nineteenth Century: James Taylor and Ceylon Tea

Angela McCarthy

in Global Migrations: The Scottish Diaspora since 1600

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474410045
eISBN:
9781474422512
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474410045.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

James Taylor is renowned as the ‘father of the Ceylon tea enterprise’. But how important were his Scottish origins in the successes he achieved in Ceylon’s tea economy? This chapter illuminates the ... More


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