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By Su Lin Lewis

ISBN-10: 1107108330

ISBN-13: 9781107108332

within the Nineteen Twenties and Nineteen Thirties, the port towns of Southeast Asia have been staging grounds for various teams of normal electorate to test with modernity, as a emerging Japan and the expansion of yank capitalism challenged the predominance of ecu empires after the 1st international conflict. either migrants and locals performed a pivotal position in shaping civic tradition. relocating clear of a nationalist interpreting of the interval, Su Lin Lewis explores layers of cross-cultural interplay in a variety of spheres: the city equipped setting, civic institutions, print media, schooling, and pop culture. whereas the booklet makes a speciality of Penang, Rangoon, and Bangkok - 3 towns born amidst British growth within the sector - it explores hooked up studies throughout Asia and in Asian highbrow enclaves in Europe. Cosmopolitan sensibilities have been critically demonstrated within the period of post-colonial nationalism, yet are present process a resurgence in Southeast Asia's civil society and inventive type today.

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