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Writing a singular past: Mon history and ‘modern’ historiography in Burma


McCormick, Patrick (2014). Writing a singular past: Mon history and ‘modern’ historiography in Burma. Sojourn : Journal of social issues in Southeast Asia, 29(2):300-331.

Abstract

The historiography of the Mons of Burma reflects the larger intellectual world in which Mon scholars have been schooled and trained. Under British colonialism, British scholars introduced a number of ideas and practices related to history. These included ways of viewing and evaluating sources and concepts of ethnicity. Local intellectuals, including Mon scholars, have made these colonial inheritances part of their own historiographical practices. A result is that Mon scholars often project anachronistic readings on to their own past.

The historiography of the Mons of Burma reflects the larger intellectual world in which Mon scholars have been schooled and trained. Under British colonialism, British scholars introduced a number of ideas and practices related to history. These included ways of viewing and evaluating sources and concepts of ethnicity. Local intellectuals, including Mon scholars, have made these colonial inheritances part of their own historiographical practices. A result is that Mon scholars often project anachronistic readings on to their own past.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:06 Faculty of Arts > Department of Comparative Linguistics
Dewey Decimal Classification:490 Other languages
890 Other literatures
410 Linguistics
Language:English
Date:July 2014
Deposited On:18 Feb 2015 14:02
Last Modified:05 Apr 2016 18:45
Publisher:Institute of Southeast Asian Studies
ISSN:0217-9520
Related URLs:https://muse.jhu.edu/login?auth=0&type=summary&url=/journals/sojourn_journal_of_social_issues_in_southeast_asia/v029/29.2.mccormick.html
https://muse.jhu.edu/journals/sojourn_journal_of_social_issues_in_southeast_asia/

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