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Reviews (from UC Press website):

“Paul Barclay’s exploration of indigenous histories in Taiwan is sophisticated and engaging. This highly original narrative of a formative period will be of great interest to all those concerned with comparative colonial history.”—Nicholas Thomas, Professor of Historical Anthropology, University of Cambridge

“Barclay’s work reveals how indigeneity evolved coevally with capitalist imperialism and nationalism during the last century. It is a multisided and multiscale analysis—incorporating global, regional, and local scales—and it is embedded in a coherent and compelling narrative. Analysts are greatly concerned about resource frontiers in today’s world; this study furnishes them with an indispensable historical framework.”—Prasenjit Duara, Oscar Tang Professor of East Asian Studies, Duke University

“Analytically precise and theoretically ambitious, Barclay’s wonderful new book examines the entanglements of the interstate system, indigeneity, and sovereignty through the case of Japanese-occupied Taiwan. A must-read for anyone interested in the fate of indigenous peoples under modern colonialism.”—Louise Young, author of Japan’s Total Empire: Manchuria and the Culture of Wartime Imperialism

Luminos Open Access digital edition (click here)

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Upcoming book launch, Dec. 8, University of Toronto:

University of California blogpost re: Outcasts of Empire:

Course adoptions:
Instructor: Professor Ian Jared Miller, Harvard University,
HIST 2653 – Historiography of Modern Japan: Proseminar.

Instructor: Senior Lecturer Christopher Gerteis, SOAS, University of London,
Japanese Modernity II
H283 Modern Japan


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