The Social World of Batavia: Europeans and Eurasians in Colonial Indonesia (New Perspectives in Se Asian Studies)

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In the seventeenth century, the Dutch established a trading base at the Indonesian site of Jacarta. What began as a minor colonial outpost under the name Batavia would become, over the next three centuries, the flourishing economic and political nucleus of the Dutch Asian Empire. In this pioneering study, Jean Gelman Taylor offers a comprehensive analysis of Batavia’s extraordinary social world—its marriage patterns, religious and social organizations, economic interests, and sexual roles. With an emphasis on the urban ruling elite, she argues that Europeans and Asians alike were profoundly altered by their merging, resulting in a distinctive hybrid, Indo-Dutch culture.
    Original in its focus on gender and use of varied sources—travelers’ accounts, newspapers, legal codes, genealogical data, photograph albums, paintings, and ceramics—The Social World of Batavia, first published in 1983, forged new paths in the study of colonial society. In this second edition, Gelman offers a new preface as well as an additional chapter tracing the development of these themes by a new generation of scholars.

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Jean Gelman Taylor is professor of history at the University of New South Wales and author of Indonesia: Peoples and Histories.

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“The best analysis in English or Dutch of the colonizers’ interaction with Asian and Eurasian women and the distinctive Indo-Dutch, Mestizo culture that resulted.”—Michael Adas, Journal of Asian and African Studies


“Jean Gelman Taylor analyzes the formation, development, interaction, and eventual disappearance of the various groups which constituted the colonial society of Batavia and gave it its distinctive Mestizo character. She shows how this society, far from being static, underwent an evolution; how it opened or closed itself to external influences, transformed immigrants or was changed by them, and loosened or tightened its links with the European homeland through time.”—Michèle Boin in Bijdragen tot de Taal-, Land- en Volkenkunde



“A most welcome update of Jean Taylor’s study of the role of women in the construction of Dutch colonial cultures in the East Indies, from the 17th to 19th centuries. This new edition provides a updating of her earlier arguments, drawing on new discoveries and sources and bringing the story into the twentieth century. A particular emphasis is given to visual depictions of colonial Indonesia. Once again Jean Taylor demonstrates her originality and insight in a revision which will ensure that Social World of Batavia remains a seminal scholarly work.”—Nigel Worden, University of Cape Town, author of Slavery in Dutch South Africa

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