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Youth and Empire: Trans-Colonial Childhoods in British and French Asia

David M. Pomfret


The book confronts the history of childhood and youth for the light it can shed upon the history of empire more generally. It moves beyond conventional national or imperial frameworks and uses a comparative, trans-colonial approach focusing upon situated entanglements and networked interactions linking Asian centres under colonial rule with global processes. This volume examines children and childhood as both became a key focus of policy making, literary interactions and cultural representations in the commercial and administrative centres that burgeoned in Asia under British and French rule i ... More

Keywords: Youth, Empire, Britain, France, Asia, Colonialism, Slavery, Eurasians, Trans-colonial, Transnational

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780804795173
Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: May 2016 DOI:10.11126/stanford/9780804795173.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

David M. Pomfret, author