Introduction : childhood and the reordering of empire -- Tropical childhoods : health, hygiene and nature -- Cultural contagions : children in the colonial home -- Magic islands : children on display in colonialisms' cultures -- Trouble in fairyland : cultures of childhood in interwar Asia -- Intimate heights : children, nature and colonial urban planning -- Sick traffic : 'child slavery' and imperial networks -- Class reactions : education and colonial 'comings of age' -- Raising Eurasia : childhood, youth and the mixed race question.
Focusing upon centres of British and French colonial rule in Asia, this book examines the emergence of childhood and youth as a central historical force in the global history of empire in the 20th century.
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