1st Edition

Borneo and Sulawesi Indigenous Peoples, Empires and Area Studies

Edited By Ooi Keat Gin Copyright 2020
    232 Pages 1 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    232 Pages 1 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    This book presents a great deal of new research findings on the history of Borneo, the history of Sulawesi and the interrelationship between the two islands. Some specific chapters focus on empires and colonizers, including the activities of James Brooke in Sulawesi, of Chinese mining communities in Borneo and of the the quisling issue in immediate post-war Sarawak. Other chapters consider indigenous peoples and how different regimes have handled them. The book is published in honour of Victor T. King, a leading scholar in the field of Southeast Asian studies, and a final chapter discusses his contribution to scholarship, in particular his views on how area studies should be approached, and the implications of this for future research.

    Introduction Victor T. King: Scholar par excellence, ethnicity and identity to heritage, and many things in between Victor T. King: Opinions, Thoughts, and Reflections

    1 ‘Contested’ Identities of ‘Orang Tomohon’, Minahasa, North Sulawesi KIM YeKyoum

    2 Of Native Concerns: Brooke, the Bugis and Borneo Stephen C. DRUCE

    3 ‘Escape control’ and/or ‘Out of control’: Chinese Mining Communities (Kongsi) in West Borneo, 1780s–1850s OOI Keat Gin

    4 Of Killing Filthy Dogs and Japanese Pets: Military Administration in Sarawak, the Quisling Issue, and Inter-Ethnic Relations (September 1945 to April 1946) OOI Keat Gin

    5 Revisiting the Question of Rank and Egalitarianism in Borneo amongst the Bhuket of Sarawak Shanthi THAMBIAH

    6 Dayak, Moving Forward JAYUM Anak Jawan

    7 Jobbing as Methodology: Victor T. King’s involvement with Area Studies and some implications for Japanese Studies and beyond Ioannis GAITANIDIS


    Ooi Keat Gin, FRHist is professor of history, co-ordinator of the Asia Pacific Research Unit (APRU) at Universiti Sains Malaysia, and founding-editor-in-chief of International Journal of Asia Pacific Studies (IJAPS)