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Lost Times and Untold Tales from the Malay World

Lost Times and Untold Tales from the Malay World
Editor: Jan van der Putten & Mary Kilcline Cody
Subjects: History, Malaysia, Indonesia
Condition: Good
Publisher: NUS Press
Published: 2009
Paperback, 428 pages
How did the Komodo dragon influence Hollywood? What do Wanted posters reveal about the Wild Wild East? Was the hapless explorer a martyr to science or a gaseous windbag? Why were colonial officials secret pill poppers? Did bicycles really promote Women's Lib? Who went looking for love in all the wrong places? What do you do at the Get-Rich-Quick-Tree? The answers to these and many other questions are found in the witty, useful, informative, amusing and sometimes amazing stories that make up this collection. Inspired by the wry yet deeply scholarly perspectives of Australian philologist Ian Proudfoot, the editors of Lost Times and Untold Tales from the Malay World bring together a distinguished group of international scholars who look at calendars and time, royal myths, colonial expeditions, printing, propaganda, theatre, art, Islamic manuscripts, erotic literature, and many other topics from wholly unexpected angles. The book demonstrates the spectacular diversity of scholarship on the Malay World, and shows that offbeat texts can produce fascinating new insights into the past.

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  • Brand: NUS Press
  • Product Code: 9789971694548 – Lost Times and Untold Tales from the Malay
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Tags: A. H. Johns, Abdul Qadir, Ahmad al-Fatani, Amin Sweeney, Ann Kumar, Annabel Teh Gallop, Anthony Reid, Bali, Batavia, Campbell Macknight, Christine Campbell, Colonialism, Douglas Burden, E. Ulrich Kratz, Edwin Wieringa, George Quinn, Helen Creese, Holger Warnk, Indonesia, Islam, Jan van der Putten, Japan, Java, John N. Miksic, Julian Millie, Kees van Dijk, M. C. Ricklefs, Malays, Malaysia, Mark Emmanuel, Mary Kilcline Cody, Michael Laffan, Mikihiro Moriyama, Muhammad Haji Salleh, Muhammad Yusuf Ahmad, Nico J. G. Kaptein, NUS Press, Paul H. Kratoska, Peranakan, Philippines, Pieter Sourij, Sayyid 'Uthman, Southeast Asia, Sumatra, Syed Sheikh Al-Hadi, Timothy P. Barnard, Virginia Hooker, Wendy Mukherjee, Yoshichika Tokugawa