Title

The Malay World in Colonial Fiction

Publication Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

6-1986

Abstract

Examines the mental images Westerners formed of their subjective perceptions of a unique section of the earth's surface - the Malay world - and in a particular time-frame - the high colonial period (circa 1870 to 1940). Illustrates how the perceptions give rise to a definition of the region as an entity with an identity, spirit and personality internal to itself.

Keywords

Asia, Mental images, Nineteenth century, Perception, Westerners

Discipline

Asian Studies | Human Geography | Race, Ethnicity and Post-Colonial Studies

Research Areas

Humanities

Publication

Singapore Journal of Tropical Geography

Volume

7

Issue

1

First Page

40

Last Page

52

ISSN

0129-7619

Identifier

10.1111/j.1467-9493.1986.tb00171.x

Publisher

Wiley

Additional URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-9493.1986.tb00171.x