Common Ground: Race and the colonial universe in British Malaya

Sandra Khor Manickam

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    This article explores the common bases of knowledge on race among Malay intellectuals and British scholar-officials in British Malaya. It focuses on genealogies of knowledge that not only lead back to Europe, but to contexts in the Malay Archipelago, encompassing both coloniser and colonised as agents of production of colonial knowledge on race. Race was a strategy adopted by Malay intellectuals in a colonial milieu, in line with histories and conditions before and during the period of British control over Malaya. The notion of complicities is explored in studying the interaction between British and Malay intellectuals which produced colonial knowledge on race.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)593-612
    JournalJournal of Southeast Asian Studies
    Issue number3
    Publication statusPublished - 2009


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