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Transnational Films in National Cinema Halls

Ned Bertz.

in Diaspora and Nation in the Indian Ocean

September 2015; p ublished online November 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Asian History. 12696 words.

Nationalist ideas redefined the connection between race and urban cinemas in late colonial Tanganyika and independent Tanzania. When Indian nationalism confronted British colonialism in...

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Artists and Educators at War: Franco-British Competition for the Limelight

Jennifer M. Dueck.

in The Claims of Culture at Empire's End

March 2010; p ublished online February 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Asian History. 10221 words.

This chapter considers British involvement in the war years. Although the French had worried about the Italians and the Germans before the war, the British and American governments...

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Bollywood in Africa

Ned Bertz.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Asian History

P ublished online April 2019 .

Article. Subjects: Asian History. 9742 words.

The presence of Bollywood films in Africa has a long history, one embedded in larger cultural and commodity exchanges between the continent and South Asia. “Bollywood” is a modern signifier...

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“It’s Called a Globe. It Is the Earth. Our Earth.”

Sumathi Ramaswamy.

in Terrestrial Lessons

October 2017; p ublished online May 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Asian History. 24872 words.

The focus of this chapter is the globe’s travels in Bengal, the epicenter of British rule in India. Bengal was the leader in delivering terrestrial lessons to its youth in the nineteenth...

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Troubling American Women

March 2011; p ublished online September 2011 .

Book. Subjects: Asian History. 256 pages.

American women have lived in Hong Kong, and in neighboring Macao, for nearly two centuries. Many were changed by their encounter with Chinese life and British colonialism. Their openness to...

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Of History and Legend

Kama Maclean.

in A Revolutionary History of Interwar India

May 2015; p ublished online May 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Asian History. 10096 words.

This chapter provides a more detailed study of the HSRA and its actions, drawing on a range of oral history testimonies to bring revolutionary voices to the fore. The chapter highlights...

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