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The Open Door: Early Modern Wajorese Statecraft and Diaspora (Paperback)
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The Open Door: Early Modern Wajorese Statecraft and Diaspora (Paperback)

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Paperback 220 Pages / Published: 17/03/2015
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Wellen reconstructs the little-told story of the Wajorese diaspora. Wajorese migrants exhibited remarkable versatility in adapting to local conditions in the areas where they settled. They perpetuated their own culture overseas while simultaneously using various assimilation strategies such as intermarriage to thrive in their adopted homelands. The Open Door's thematic organization allows readers with specific interests such as commercial law, family networks, diaspora, and comparative politics.

Publisher: Northern Illinois University Press
ISBN: 9780875807126
Number of pages: 220
Weight: 318 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 20 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"Kathryn Wellen's book is an important contribution to the study of early Indonesian history, and is likely to catch the interest even of people not specialized in the field. . . . It is based on a variety of sources and shows how history can be enriched by anthropological perspectives."
--HumaNetten

"By drawing together much material which has until now been poorly understood, The Open Door makes sense of the Wajorese diaspora in western Indonesia and Malaysia. Its account of Wajorese identity and statecraft, built on indigenous Bugis sources and the work of contemporary anthropologists, provides completely new insights."
--Campbell Macknight, Australian National University

"The Open Door is an original contribution to the literature on Southeast Asian history. Wellen has the linguistic capacities to work in this difficult field. She uses both published and archival Dutch sources as well as the main extant published Bugis sources from and about Wajoq. I know of no significant sources that she has overlooked."
--William S. Cummings, University of South Florida

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