Dutch objections to British Singapore, 1819–1824: Law, politics, commerce and a diplomatic misstep

@article{Borschberg2019DutchOT,
  title={Dutch objections to British Singapore, 1819–1824: Law, politics, commerce and a diplomatic misstep},
  author={Peter Borschberg},
  journal={Journal of Southeast Asian Studies},
  year={2019},
  volume={50},
  pages={540 - 561}
}
  • Peter Borschberg
  • Published 1 December 2019
  • History
  • Journal of Southeast Asian Studies
The year 1819 is almost universally taken as a seminal date in Singapore historiography. Yet Stamford Raffles’ founding of a British trading post there was controversial from the start. The Dutch and the British haggled as to whether or not Raffles had overstepped his authority, and whether the trading post was legal. From the start, the Dutch demanded that the British quit their occupation of Singapore. During a three-year hiatus in the Anglo–Dutch negotiations (1820–23), Anton Reinhard Falck… 
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