The Scottish Experience in Asia, c.1700 to the Present: Settlers and Sojourners

The Scottish Experience in Asia, c.1700 to the Present: Settlers and Sojourners

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Overview

This pioneering volume focuses on the scale, territorial trajectories, impact, economic relationships, identity and nature of the Scottish-Asia connection from the late seventeenth century to the present. It is especially concerned with identifying whether there was a distinctive Scottish experience and if so, what effect it had on the East. Did Scots bring different skills to Asia and how far did their backgrounds prepare them in different ways? Were their networks distinctive compared to other ethnicities? What was the pull of Asia for them? Did they really punch above their weight as some contemporaries thought, or was that just exaggerated rhetoric? If there was a distinctive ‘Scottish effect’ how is that to be explained?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9783319827315
Publisher: Springer International Publishing
Publication date: 07/05/2018
Series: Cambridge Imperial and Post-Colonial Studies Series
Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2017
Pages: 324
Product dimensions: 5.83(w) x 8.27(h) x (d)

About the Author

T. M. Devine is Sir William Fraser Professor Emeritus of Scottish History and Palaeography at the University of Edinburgh, UK. He was knighted in 2014 for ‘services to the study of Scottish history’.

Angela McCarthy is Professor of Scottish and Irish History at the University of Otago, New Zealand. She is the author and editor of several books on migration, including that of the Scots.

Table of Contents

Introduction: The Scottish Experience in Asia, c.1700 to the Present: Settlers and Sojourners

T. M. Devine and Angela McCarthy


A Scottish Empire of Enterprise in the East, c.1695-1914

T. M. Devine


Scottish Orientalists, Administrators and Missions: A Distinctive Scottish Approach to Asia?


John M. MacKenzie


Scottish Agency Houses in south-east Asia, c.1760-c.1813

George McGilvary


Scots and the Imposition of Improvement in South India


Joanna Frew


Death or a Pension: Scottish Fortunes at the End of the East India Company c.1800-1857


Ellen Filor



Governor J.A. Stewart Mackenzie and the Making of Ceylon


Patrick Peebles


Scots and the Coffee Industry in Nineteenth Century Ceylon


T.J. Barron


Ceylon: A Scottish Colony?


Angela McCarthy


Addicting the Dragon? Jardine, Matheson & Co. in the China Opium Trade


T.M. Devine


The Shanghai Scottish: Scottish, Imperial and Local Identities in the Scottish Company of the Shanghai Volunteer Corps


Isabella Jackson


Ethnic Associationalism and Networking among the Scots in Asia: A Longitudinal Comparison, c. l870 to the Present


Tanja Bueltmann


The Right Kind of Migrants: Scottish Expatriates in Hong Kong since 1950 and the Promotion of Human Capital



Iain Watson

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