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Cession of Kowloon

Corsairs and Collaborators: The Tankas and Early Colonial Hong Kong

By the Qing (1644-1912 CE) dynasty, the term ‘Tanka’ (pinyin: Danjia) became a common designation for people who lived on boats in the provinces of Guangdong, Guangxi, and Fujian. Throughout the development of the term ‘Tanka’, its various usages and iterations were always denigrating and alienating. Considered a base people, the Tanka were largely excluded […]

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British-Raj-in-India

CFP: Panel ‘Challenges or opportunities? The social fabric of colonial port cities, 1500-1850.’

Organisers of the panel ‘Challenges or opportunities? The social fabric of colonial port cities, 1500-1850’ are looking for speakers to present at the 14th International Conference on Urban History in Rome (29th August-1st September 2018). The panel fits into the rising interest in global history. The digitalization of colonial archives also stimulated new research on […]

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Thomas Falcon Marshall, 'Emigration - the parting day' (1852).  Art Gallery of South Australia

CFP: Negotiating Waters: Seas, Oceans and Passageways in the Colonial and Postcolonial Anglophone World (Grenoble, 15-16 February 2018)

  In close collaboration with Memorial University of Newfoundland (Canada), the University of Grenoble Alpes (France) is organizing an international conference on seas and oceans in the Colonial and Postcolonial World. This conference will examine how seas and oceans have shaped and reshaped cultural identities, spurred stories of reunion and separation and redefined entire nations. […]

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