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Abdul Rahman, Tunku (1902–1990), prime minister of Malaysia

A. J. Stockwell.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Asian Politics. 1127 words.

Abdul Rahman, Tunku (1902–1990), prime minister of Malaysia, was born in Alor Setar, Kedah (a Malay state then under British ‘protection’), on 8 February 1902, the seventh son of Abdul...

Afghan Merchants of the North London Marshes

Magnus Marsden.

in Trading Worlds

March 2016; p ublished online October 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Asian Politics. 21614 words.

This chapter turns its attention to the activities of Afghan traders in London and seeks to brings together three key themes that have been important to the ethnography presented across the...

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Afghan Migrants and Urban Life in Central Asia

Magnus Marsden.

in Trading Worlds

March 2016; p ublished online October 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Asian Politics. 19684 words.

This chapter explores Afghan traders’ experiences of and reflections on life in a range of settings across the former Soviet Union. It documents the ways in which traders talk about their...

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Afghan Trading Networks in Central Asia

Magnus Marsden.

in Trading Worlds

March 2016; p ublished online October 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Asian Politics. 15338 words.

This chapter charts the varying roles played by Afghans as merchants, traders, credit providers, and shopkeepers in Tajikistan. Afghans who belong to very different social categories from...

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After Diplomacy

Magnus Marsden.

in Trading Worlds

March 2016; p ublished online October 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Asian Politics. 12411 words.

The ethnographic material presented in this chapter addresses the significance of trust to the traders’ activities through a consideration of the importance of practices of hospitality to...

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Aung San (1915–1947), politician in Burma

S. R. Ashton.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online May 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Asian Politics; US Politics; US Colonial and Revolutionary History; Colonialism and Imperialism. 1232 words.

Aung San (1915–1947), politician in Burma, was born on 13 February 1915 at Natmauk, a small town in the Magwe district of central Burma, the youngest of nine children of U Pha, lawyer, and...

Ba Maw (1893–1977), chief minister of Burma and wartime head of the Burmese administration

R. H. Taylor.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online May 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Asian Politics; US Politics; US Colonial and Revolutionary History; Colonialism and Imperialism. 910 words.

Ba Maw (1893–1977), chief minister of Burma and wartime head of the Burmese administration, was born on 8 February 1893 at Maubin in the Irrawaddy Delta, Lower Burma, then a province of...

Baker, Shirley Waldemar (1836–1903), missionary and prime minister of Tonga

Hugh Laracy.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Asian Politics; Religion and Education. 668 words.

Baker, Shirley Waldemar (1836–1903), missionary and prime minister of Tonga, was born in Camden Town, London. He was the son of George Baker and his wife, Jane Woolmer, daughter of a...

Becoming National

Madurika Rasaratnam.

in Tamils and the Nation

August 2016; p ublished online January 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Asian Politics. 12180 words.

This chapter explains why the pan-ethnic conception of Indian national identity associated with the Indian National Congress was able to mobilize support in the Tamil-speaking areas, and...

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Becoming National

Madurika Rasaratnam.

in Tamils and the Nation

August 2016; p ublished online January 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Asian Politics. 10268 words.

This chapter shows how and why pan-ethnic nationalism did not develop in colonial Sri Lanka despite arguably more propitious conditions. Although there were efforts to develop a pan-ethnic...

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The Broadening of Sociopolitical Spaces

Renaud Egreteau.

in Caretaking Democratization

December 2016; p ublished online May 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Asian Politics. 9955 words.

This chapter analyzes the patterns of the sudden opening-up of Myanmar’s political, social and economic space in the early 2010s. It shows how the environment that emerged under Thein...

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Caretaking Democratization

Renaud Egreteau.

December 2016; p ublished online May 2017 .

Book. Subjects: Asian Politics. 224 pages.

This book examines the political landscape that followed the 2010 elections in Myanmar and the subsequent transition from direct military rule to a semi-civilian, ‘hybrid’ regime. Striking...

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China and India in the Emerging Global Order

Amitav Acharya.

in East of India, South of China

February 2017; p ublished online April 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: International Relations; Asian Politics. 9013 words.

Despite the hype of Asia rising, Asian powers are yet to meet the expectations of their contribution to global governance. The argument here is that Asian powers are largely of a status-quo...

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The China Factor in Indian Ocean Policy of the Modi and Singh Governments

Pramit Pal Chaudhuri.

in India and China at Sea

April 2018; p ublished online May 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Asian Politics. 6477 words.

This chapter explores the evolution of top Indian foreign policy-makers towards China’s role in the Indian Ocean. Chaudhuri gives a New Delhi insider’s view on the efforts by Indian leaders...

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China’s Evolving Naval Presence in the Indian Ocean Region

Srikanth Kondapalli.

in India and China at Sea

April 2018; p ublished online May 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Asian Politics. 4701 words.

In this chapter, the author examines the various elements of China’s security presence in the Indian Ocean. He argues that while a ‘flag-following-trade’ policy was visible earlier, China’s...

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China’s Evolving Strategy in the Indian Ocean Region

Jabin T. Jacob.

in India and China at Sea

April 2018; p ublished online May 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Asian Politics. 5569 words.

Jabin T. Jacob, an Indian analyst on China, provides a more skeptical view on the MSR and the risks China faces in that initiative. Jacob argues that the challenge of the MSR initiative for...

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Chou En-Lai at Bandung

Amitav Acharya.

in East of India, South of China

February 2017; p ublished online April 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: International Relations; Asian Politics. 10392 words.

This chapter looks at how India’s relationship with China evolved prior to and during the Bandung Conference and the impact of the conference in fuelling Sino-Indian mistrust, although the...

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Conclusion

Renaud Egreteau.

in Caretaking Democratization

December 2016; p ublished online May 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Asian Politics. 3003 words.

This section concludes with the argument that a transitional process riddled with uncertainty, has been at work in Myanmar between the two landmark electoral moments of 2010 and 2015. Yet,...

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Conclusion

Madurika Rasaratnam.

in Tamils and the Nation

August 2016; p ublished online January 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Asian Politics. 2267 words.

This book explains the divergent resolutions of the Tamil question in India and Sri Lanka, despite comparable conditions, to the different conceptions of national identity that emerged...

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Conclusion

Amitav Acharya.

in East of India, South of China

February 2017; p ublished online April 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: International Relations; Asian Politics. 2207 words.

To sum up, East of India, South of China not only spotlights the historic encounters between two ancient and enduring civilizations but also engages with the issue of their legitimacy and...

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