Adventures and encounters : Europeans in South-East Asia / J.M. Gullick ; with a foreword by Victor T. King.
Contributor(s): King, Victor TLanguage: English Publisher: Kuala Lumpur, Oxford : Oxford University Press, 1995.Description: xlvii, 286p. : ill. ; 20cm.ISBN: 9676530905
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The Europeans arrive. The Portuguese take Malacca / Tomé Pires; Magellan the missionary / A. Pigapetta; Malacca and Batavia (Jakarta) under Dutch control / B. Bort, George Earl; Travel and exploration. Raffles at Minangkabau / Thomas Stamford Raffles; A holiday in Java / Charles Walter Kinlock; François Garnier on the move / Hugh Clifford; From Mandalay to Bhamo / E. Sladen; A regional market at Dobo in eastern Indonesia / Alfred Russel Wallace; Encounters with kings. A British envoy at the court of Ava / Henry Yule; King Mongkut faces the camera / John Thomson; Palace dancers at a Malay court / F. Swettenham; Sultan Yussuf faces death - and turns back / Hugh Clifford; Adventures at sea. A naturalist all at sea / A.R. Wallace; A friendly encounter with Illanum pirates / James Brooke; Cholera on a Chinese junk / H. Clifford; A volcanic eruption at Ternate / John Dill Ross; Women looking for trouble. A narrow escape from death / Emily Innes; A ramble through Saigon / Isabella Bird; Alone on Timor with malaria / Anne Forbes; Stranded in Semenyih / Ethel Hume; Animals. A rather sorry affair / F. Swettenham; Ceremonial reception of a white elephant / Carl Bock; The old man - a pet orang-utan / W. Hornaday; Men at war. The destruction of the fort at Malacca / Abdullah Bin Abdul Kadir; The British go into action / P. Begbie; A German on the run in the Philippines / Lowell Thomas; At the base camp of the Burma-Siam railway / Robert Hardie; Customs and costumes. A Spanish view of the native customs of Luzon / Antonio de Morga; Ghosts at the ruins of royal Ava / Maurice Collis; A primitive hill tribe of Cambodia / H. Mouhot; A market town in southern Borneo / C. Bock; A dying-house in Singapore / Donald Moore; Life in a Borneo longhouse / Charles Hose; Yusuf reunited with his mother in central Java / A. Keyser.