Ranging from Arabia to India and Southeast Asia, Engseng Ho explores the transcultural exchanges–in kinship and writing–that enabled Hadrami Yemeni. Engseng Ho is Professor of Anthropology and Professor of History at Duke University in the U.S. Currently he is the Muhammad Alagil Distinguished Visiting . Engseng Ho is an activist within the Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) movement and has co-authored a BDS resolution at the American.

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They were speaking very different languages and living in very different places.

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Engsenf I went back to Malaysia after graduation, I was visiting some friends at the National University of Singapore when I met a professor in the photocopying room. When I started looking at the Hadramis I was not interested in law at all, but I soon realised reading the Hadrami texts that they often wrote about law. In certain places like Malaysia they are considered Malay and are part of the elite, as descendants of the Prophet. How then did this thought process lead to an intellectual transition?

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I think it somehow struck a chord. A work of both anthropology and history, this book brilliantly demonstrates how the emerging fields of world history and transcultural studies are coming together to provide groundbreaking ways of studying religion, diaspora, and empire.

There was a lot of intermarriage between the Dutch and the natives.

Before, the anthropologist would study the village, and the vil- lage was somehow seen as representative of the country. These communities are considered to be highly suspect. Return as Pilgrimage 8. In Indonesia, the situation is more mixed.

Signatories of the letter pledged “not to collaborate on projects and events involving Israeli academic institutions, not to teach at or to attend conferences and other events at such institutions, and not to publish in academic journals entseng in Israel. Interview With Engseng Ho. The Portuguese were also very well integrated in the Indian Ocean.


Anthropology and economics are actually very much like that as well. Something similar happened in Malaya. I had the chance to do some summer research as an undergraduate and I went to one of my engsng, G. Which inter-Asia connections are you following at the moment? Where is your nose leading you next? Lives are not linear in the historical sense.

They became interested in tropical plants, which they ate, thinking to ingest as well the climatic and organismic elements of the region. I also realised that the Hadramis across the Indian Ocean were in all those places that the British had been in as well.

I could not help but start working on this very contemporary phenomenon. As I mentioned before, Malaysia only became racialised after the British took over, and that pro- duced the idea that mixed populations such as mixed Chinese or Malays are a strange phenomenon. I wanted to understand people and I thought psychology was the solution.

By doing this, are not you making centuries- long and countries-wide struggles into that of a single diaspora-versus-empire story?

In Penang it was Hokkien, which hoo Indians and the Malays also spoke. Genealogy as Light and as Law 6. This presents an idea of a very mobile world, but many communities—the majority, the subaltern—are not necessarily mobile. BDS activity is often aggressive ejgseng disruptive. BDS The BDS movement was founded in by Omar Barghouti and asserts that it “works to end international support for Israel’s oppression of Palestinians and pressure Israel to comply with international law.

The View from the Verandah As a engsneg, the student government chose to vote via a “secret ballot” in order to ensure its members’ safety. And before you can connect them you need to know the two languages and the two places.

There is a much smaller stream of South Asian scholars who did not focus on the territory but on the Downloaded from https: Hk we think about this in the context of enfseng, you see very different outcomes for these communities which all were diasporic and had histories of intermixing and localisation.


It was a contrast between familiar and unfamiliar. When I was following the genealogies, I realised how the same issue could at times look like law, at times like mysticism. And yes, at some moments these connections can be mobilised.

To me, coming from racialised Malaysia, to encounter this sort of explosion of identities and lan- guages within one family was hugely liberating. Inter-Asian connections precede colonialism, have a lot to say about colonialism, engsejg have lessons for us in the postcolonial period. I am intrigued by how these communities, when they travel in space, can also travel in time.

There are actually a few different paths which led me to the Hadramis. An Economic History from the Dept. In other places, like Indonesia, the Chinese were assimilating successfully until roughly the beginning of Dutch rule. You do not just do transnationalism or globalisation, because it is the rage today.

I am also thinking about how space and time can be coordinated but can also be disconnected. I used to build little toys with electric motors.

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Then it turned out that behind it was an Arab, Bin Laden, someone from the Hadrami community. The notion of the openness of interconnections enhseng, to me, a key idea that has now been taken up as well by those who work on land and territory. I added a few more classes hoo micro- and macroeconomics, and that lead to majors in both economics and anthropology. Engseng Ho is Frederick S. They also intermarried with locals, thinking that their bodies would become acclimatised by intermixing with locals from the tropics.

Penang is what I now know to be a typical port-city emporium in the Indian Ocean. Enter the email address you signed up with and we’ll email you a reset link.