White ‘men’ and their Chinese ‘boys’

  title={White ‘men’ and their Chinese ‘boys’},
  author={Claire K Lowrie},
  journal={History Australia},
  pages={35 - 57}
This paper explores the tense and intimate encounters between white men and their Chinese ‘houseboys’ in the neighbouring British colonies of Darwin and Singapore from the late nineteenth century to the early 1930s. In spite of the fact that Darwin was part of a white settler colony and Singapore was a British exploitation colony, the tropical colonial culture which developed in these sites shared marked similarities. In Darwin and Singapore, white colonists employed a multiethnic and male… 
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The Strange Career of Gross Indecency: Race, Sex, and Law in Colonial Singapore
  • J. Chua
  • History
    Law and History Review
  • 2020
In 1938, the British enacted Section 377A of the Straits Settlements Penal Code, criminalizing male same-sex acts in Singapore. Although the law was neither the first nor only attempt to regulate
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Tulagi was the capital of the British Solomon Islands Protectorate between 1897 and 1942. The British withdrawal from the island during the Pacific War, its capture by the Japanese and the American
Cruising, space and surveillance: decolonizing sexuality in Singapore
ABSTRACT The policing of homosexuality in Singapore through legislation and public policy are imbued with colonial legacies that have enshrined heteronormative values within its public sphere.