White ‘men’ and their Chinese ‘boys’

@article{Lowrie2013WhiteA,
  title={White ‘men’ and their Chinese ‘boys’},
  author={Claire K Lowrie},
  journal={History Australia},
  year={2013},
  volume={10},
  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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