Colonialism and Imperialism: East Asia, Southeast Asia, Australia and Oceania
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Introduction

It's queer how out of touch with truth women are. They live in a world of their own, and there had never been anything like it, and never can be (Conrad 1995, 28).

Conrad's words in Heart of Darkness (1902) clearly reveal how in colonial narratives the representations of colonized peoples and women tended to coincide or mirror each other. Women were associated with notion…

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Rizzo, Susanna G., “Colonialism and Imperialism: East Asia, Southeast Asia, Australia and Oceania”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 22 November 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0071b>
First published online: 2009



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