The Scottish Experience in Asia, c.1700 to the Present: Settlers and Sojourners 1st ed. 2017 Edition

Ebook Details


T. M. Devine, Angela McCarthy

Year 2016
Pages 324
Publisher Palgrave Macmillan
Language en
ISBN 9783319430737
File Size 3.22 MB
File Format PDF
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Ebook Description

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?