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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

About the editors

Dr. Wasana Wongsurawat is assistant professor in the Department of History, Faculty of Arts, Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok, Thailand. Her area of expertise is the history of modern China, the Chinese Diaspora, transnational and global history. She was the co-editor of Dynamics of the Cold War in Asia: Ideology, Identity and Culture (Palgrave Macmillan 2010). Among her latest publications is the article, "Beyond Jews of the Orient: A New Interpretation of the Problematic Relationship between the Thai State and its Ethnic Chinese Community" (positions: asia critique, volume 24, issue 2, 2016).

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Sites of Modernity
  • Book Subtitle Asian Cities in the Transitory Moments of Trade, Colonialism, and Nationalism
  • Editors Wasana Wongsurawat
  • Series Title The Humanities in Asia
  • Series Abbreviated Title The Humanities in Asia
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages History History (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-662-45725-2
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-662-56882-8
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-662-45726-9
  • Series ISSN 2363-6890
  • Series E-ISSN 2363-6904
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages VII, 179
  • Number of Illustrations 3 b/w illustrations, 7 illustrations in colour
  • Topics History, general
    Sociological Theory
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