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The Graves of Tarim: Genealogy and Mobility across the Indian Ocean
  • E. Ho
  • History, Geography
  • 7 November 2006
List of Illustrations Acknowledgments Note on Dates, Abbreviations, and Transliteration Preface: Hadrami Society, an Old Diaspora I. BURIAL 1. The Society of the Absent 2. Geography, a PathwayExpand
Empire through Diasporic Eyes: A View from the Other Boat
  • E. Ho
  • History
  • Comparative Studies in Society and History
  • 1 April 2004
In 1982, Eric Wolf published Europe and the People Without History to identify and begin rectifying large gaps in anthropological knowledge. That project remains unfinished. In the past year,ThisExpand
Inter-Asian Concepts for Mobile Societies
  • E. Ho
  • History
  • The Journal of Asian Studies
  • 27 September 2017
This essay proposes that the study of Asia, thought of as an Inter-Asian space, can provide concepts that shed light on the social shapes of societies that are mobile, spatially expansive, andExpand
Afterword: Mobile Law and Thick Transregionalism
  • E. Ho
  • Sociology
  • Law and History Review
  • 19 September 2014
The articles in this special issue of Law and History Review advance Indian Ocean studies and legal history by employing innovative mobile methods and concepts. In the past few decades, the IndianExpand
Through reading the Sejarah Melayu, this article suggests that foreigners are fundamental to the constitution of Malay sovereignty. Malay polities, located at the crossroads of international trade,Expand
The Indian Ocean: oceanic connections and the creation of new societies
The Indian Ocean was the first venue of global trade, connecting the Mediterranean and South China Sea. Inspired by the insights of Fernand Braudel, and by Michael Mollat, who saw it as 'a zone ofExpand
Names beyond nations: The making of local cosmopolitans
AbstractNames are useful in exploring the separations and connections that create kin groups, nations, empires, religions. Capable of being both tokens and types, names enable the interchange ofExpand
The graves of Tarim
The Two Arms of Cambay: Diasporic Texts of Ecumenical Islam in the Indian Ocean
  • E. Ho
  • Political Science
  • 2007
Long-distance trade, entailing as it does repeated exchanges across countries and cultures, often brings in its train consequences beyond the exchange of goods and specie. As other exchanges—ofExpand