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Southeast Asian Cosmopolitanism on its Own Terms: Banten as a Precolonial Model of a Southeast Asian Port-city
24 Sep 2019
7:00pm – 8:00pm
Level 16, The Pod
The economic success of Banten, a flourishing pre-colonial port-city in the north coast of Java, can be considered to be a result of its local understanding of pluralism and multiculturalism that was both pragmatic and realistic.
Join Dr Farish Noor as he explores Banten’s cosmopolitan trading society and how documentary evidence gathered from the 17th century provides insight into the complexities of its society and interconnectedness to a wider trading network that extended across Asia.
Dr Farish A. Noor is an associate professor at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS), Nanyang Technological University. His research includes topics ranging from Southeast Asian history to contemporary politics, material culture, art and antiquities as well as the media. He has been collecting antiquarian books, maps, prints, photos and memorabilia of Southeast Asia since the 1980s, and is a valued donor to the National Library Board of Singapore.
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