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: Singapore University Press, 1991), p. 288. 9 Bayly and Harper, Forgotten Wars , p. xxvii. 10 Bayly and Harper, Forgotten Wars , p. 53; C. F. Yong, The Origins of Malayan Communism (Singapore: South Seas Society, 1997), pp
This book analyses Anna of Denmark’s material and visual patronage at the Stuart courts, examining her engagement with a wide array of expressive media including architecture, garden design, painting, music, dress, and jewellery. Encompassing Anna’s time in Denmark, England, and Scotland, it establishes patterns of interest and influence in her agency, while furthering our knowledge of Baltic-British transfer in the early modern period. Substantial archival work has facilitated a formative re-conceptualisation of James and Anna’s relationship, extended our knowledge of the constituents of consortship in the period, and has uncovered evidence to challenge the view that Anna followed the cultural accomplishments of her son, Prince Henry. This book reclaims Anna of Denmark as the influential and culturally active royal woman that her contemporaries knew. Combining politics, culture, and religion across the courts of Denmark, Scotland, and England, it enriches our understanding of royal women’s roles in early modern patriarchal societies and their impact on the development of cultural modes and fashions. This book will be of interest to upper level undergraduate and postgraduate students taking courses on early modern Europe in the disciplines of Art and Architectural History, English Literature, Theatre Studies, History, and Gender Studies. It will also attract a wide range of academics working on early modern material and visual culture, and female patronage, while members of the public who enjoy the history of courts and the British royals will also find it distinctively appealing.
fundamental to advancing the scientific method, to ‘weaponise’ science against itself, using data generated from poor-quality studies to undermine scientific credibility and consensus with a view to discrediting and defunding science programmes not to their ideological liking (see Yong, 2017). Another concern has arisen in response to calls during the early days of the Trump administration to close the border to citizens from a handful of Muslim-majority nations in the Middle East and North Africa. The White House has cited concerns about national security in its
(Houndmills: Macmillan, 1996 ), p. 33; Jonathon Spence, The Search for Modern China (New York: Norton, 1999 ), p. 268; C. F. Yong, The Origins of Malayan Communism (Singapore: South Seas Society, 1997), p. 68. 62 Yong, The Origins of Malayan Communism , pp. 68–70; Christopher Bayly and Tim Harper, Forgotten
Japan this trend was most fully expressed in the period horror films of Nobuo Nakagawa (1905–85), and in South Korea in the more contemporary domestic gothic films of directors such as Kim Ki-young (1922–98) and Lee Yong-min (1916–). The return to a repressed history in the case of Japan (films set in premodern times having been banned by the Occupation) is mirrored by the haunted modernity of South
Authority, 1984), p. xi; C. F. Yong, The New Gold Mountain: The Chinese in Australia, 1901–1921 (Richmond: Raphael Arts, 1977), p. 142. 102 Butcher, British in Malaya , p. 114; Turnbull, History of Singapore , p. 329. 103 ‘Registration of Servants