Sites of Modernity

Asian Cities in the Transitory Moments of Trade, Colonialism, and Nationalism

  • Wasana Wongsurawat

Part of the The Humanities in Asia book series (HIA, volume 1)

About this book


This book investigates, compares and contrasts the experience of entering into and engaging in modernity and the modern era in many parts of the Asian continent. It focuses on the coming into being, development, and transformation of major urban centers from Tokyo to Mumbai from the late 19th century to the present, providing a broad overview of this crucial period of transition in Asia, not only from diverse geographical and historical perspectives, but also incorporating a broad range of further disciplines.


Asian Cities Modernity Trade Colonialism Nationalism Urban City Civilization Migration Cultural-pluralism Colonial Heritage

Editors and affiliations

  • Wasana Wongsurawat
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of History, Faculty of AChulalongkorn UniversityBangkokThailand

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages History
  • Print ISBN 978-3-662-45725-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-45726-9
  • Series Print ISSN 2363-6890
  • Series Online ISSN 2363-6904
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