States of Ethnography: Colonialism, Resistance, and Cultural Transcription in Malaya and the Philippines, 1890s–1930s

@article{Goh2006StatesOE,
  title={States of Ethnography: Colonialism, Resistance, and Cultural Transcription in Malaya and the Philippines, 1890s–1930s},
  author={Daniel P. S. Goh},
  journal={Comparative Studies in Society and History},
  year={2006},
  volume={49},
  pages={109 - 142}
}
  • Daniel P. S. Goh
  • Published 15 December 2006
  • History
  • Comparative Studies in Society and History
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