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Doug McGetchin

Associate Professor
Florida Atlantic University

I specialize in the modern history of international connections between Europe and South Asia, conducting research and teaching classes in world history, modern Germany, modern Europe, and ancient and modern South Asia.

Subjects: Asian Studies, History


U.S. Fulbright Scholar Program, Research Fellowship, Kolkata, India, 2013–14.
DAAD Dissertation Fellowship, Leipzig and Berlin, Germany, 1999-2000.

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    Ph.D., University of California, San Diego, 2002

Areas of Research / Professional Expertise

    Current Research: “The Boycott or the Bullet: Debates over Nonviolence in Indo-Western Anti-Imperialist Struggles, 1893-1964.”

    Sanskrit and ‘Orientalism’: Indology and Comparative Linguistics in Germany, 1750-1958 (Manohar, 2004)

    Indology, Indomania, Orientalism (Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 2009)

    Transcultural Encounters between Germany and India: Kindred Spirits in the 19th and 20th Centuries (Routledge, 2014)

Personal Interests

    Family, Biking, Travel, Surfing


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 Featured Title - Transcultural Encounters Germany & India - Cho et al - 1st Edition book cover


The Comparatist

Indo-German Connections, Critical and Hermeneutical, in the First World War

Published: Jan 01, 2010 by The Comparatist
Authors: McGetchin, Douglas T.
Subjects: History, Asian Studies


Journal of the History of Ideas

Wilting Florists: The Turbulent Early Decades of the Société Asiatique,1822-1860

Published: Oct 01, 2003 by Journal of the History of Ideas
Authors: McGetchin, Douglas T.
Subjects: History, Asian Studies

In the early nineteenth century, France clearly dominated Oriental studies in Europe. A decline of this dominance began with the "Florist" controversy, a debate from 1825 to 1829 over the aims of Oriental scholarship. This clash of methods almost tore the Société Asiatique apart and succeeded in setting Orientalist scholars in France on an exacting, scientific course that eclipsed the Romantic, literary roots out of which their studies had sprung.