Online Exhibits@Yale

Introduction

This collection primarily consists of late nineteenth to early twentieth century newspaper broadsides focused on Siam and Dutch, British, and French colonial empires in South and Southeast Asia. Sources for the broadsides are primarily The Illustrated London NewsLe Petit Parisien, and Le Petit Journal. Recurring topics include the European travels of Siam’s King Chulalongkorn and his diplomats, various wars in the regions - the French-Indochina wars, Selangor Civil War, Perak War, Achenese War, Anglo-Afghan wars – and depictions of sociocultural and ecological life throughout South and Southeast Asia. The collection also includes a series of early twentieth century journal articles on Annam, Borneo, Burma, Indochina, Malaya, New Guinea, Siam, and Singapore.

Introduction