The Asiatic Danger in the Colonies (1907): 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

The Asiatic Danger in the Colonies (1907)

1st Edition

By L.E. Neame


192 pages

Purchasing Options:$ = USD
Paperback: 9781138601529
pub: 2020-01-01
Available for pre-order. Item will ship after 1st January 2020
Hardback: 9781138601307
pub: 2018-07-30
eBook (VitalSource) : 9780429462597
pub: 2018-12-14
from $20.00

FREE Standard Shipping!


First published in 1907, this volume emerged in response to the migration of Indo-Chinese labourers within the British Empire. British mass-transportation of indentured Indians to South Africa fifty years prior, and indentured Chinese workers in the early 1900s, had led to substantial demographic changes in the Natal province, resentment amongst the White British population and raised the critical issue of 'Chinese Slavery' in the 1906 election. The author attempted to explain Colonial reluctance to lower barriers to Indo-Chinese immigration through demonstrating how the skill and affordability of Indo-Chinese workers could undercut the White population. Primary concern was given to the White colonies of Australasia, South Africa and Canada rather than the West Indies, Malaya or Borneo. The author’s three principles of avoiding permanent Asiatic residency, insisting upon repatriation and fair treatment of Asiatics who had already entered the population were forwarded with the hope of retaining Britain’s Colonial Empire and providing a more sustainable migration policy.

Table of Contents

1. An Empire Problem 2. The Value of the Asiatic 3. Terms of Contact 4. Asiatic Competition 5. British Indians in the Transvaal 6. The Case of Australasia 7. Some of the Dangers 8. What is the Remedy

About the Series

Routledge Revivals

Are there elusive titles that you need and have been trying to source for years but thought that you would never be able to find?

Well this may be the end of your quest – here is a fantastic opportunity for you to discover past brilliance and purchase previously out of print and unavailable titles by some of the world’s most eminent academic scholars.

Drawing from over 100 years of innovative, cutting-edge publishing, Routledge Revivals is an exciting programme whereby key titles from the distinguished and extensive backlist of the many acclaimed imprints associated with Routledge will be re-issued.

The programme draws upon the illustrious backlists of Kegan Paul, Trench & Trubner, Routledge & Kegan Paul, Methuen, Allen & Unwin and Routledge itself.

Routledge Revivals spans the whole of the Humanities and Social Sciences, and includes works by some of the world’s greatest thinkers including Emile Durkheim, Max Weber, Simone Weil, Martin Buber, Karl Jaspers and Max Beloff.

If you are interested in Revivals in the Behavioral Sciences, please visit

Learn more…

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / General
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Regional Studies