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  • 1.
    Barnes, Susana
    et al.
    Monash Univ, Australia.
    Hägerdal, Hans
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Cultural Sciences.
    Palmer, Lisa
    Univ Melbourne, Australia.
    An East Timorese Domain Luca from Central and Peripheral Perspectives2017In: Bijdragen Tot de Taal-, Land- en Volkenkunde, ISSN 0006-2294, E-ISSN 2213-4379, Vol. 173, no 2-3, p. 325-355Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The East Timorese kingdom Luca is described as the hegemon of the eastern parts of Timor in some nineteenth-century works. This is gainsaid by other data, which point to the existence of a multitude of petty kingdoms. This article scrutinizes Luca's claim to power from a number of angles, utilizing European records and contemporary anthropological fieldwork. First, we analyse the claims of the centre as reflected in colonial and indigenous narratives. Second, we investigate narratives from the 'periphery', that is, the minor adjacent domains of Vessoro and Babulo. Third, we offer a comprehensive discussion of Luca's role from a wider geographical perspective. In this way we produce a 'general account' that situates the symbolic and historical significance of Luca within the Timorese understanding of time, ritual, and power.

  • 2.
    Billore, Soniya
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, School of Business and Economics, Department of Marketing.
    Hägerdal, Hans
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Cultural Sciences.
    The Indian Patola: Import and consumerism in early modern Indonesia2019In: Journal of Historical Research in Marketing, ISSN 1755-750X, E-ISSN 1755-7518, Vol. 11, no 3, p. 271-294Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Purpose The present paper aims to focus on the Indian influence in the transfer of, the business of and consumer markets for Indian products, specifically, textiles from producers in the South Asian subcontinent to the lands to the east of Bali. This aspect of the influence of Indian products has received some attention in a general but not been sufficiently elucidated with regard to eastern Indonesia. Design/methodology/approach This paper is based on archival research, as well as secondary data, derived from the published sources on early trade in South Asia and the Indian Ocean world. The study includes data about the Vereenigde Oost-Indische Compagnie, a Dutch-owned company, and its textile trade history with India and the Indonesian islands with a special focus on Patola textiles. Narratives and accounts provide an understanding of the Patola, including business development and related elite and non-elite consumption. Findings The paper shows how imported Indian textiles became indigenised in important respects, as shown in legends and myths. A search in the colonial sources demonstrates the role of cloth in gift exchange, alliance brokering and economic network-building in eastern Indonesia, often with important political implications. Research limitations/implications - The study combines previous research on material culture and textile traditions with archival data from the early colonial period, thus pointing at new ways to understand the socio-economic agency of local societies. Originality/value Only mapping the purchase and ownership of trading goods to understand consumption is not enough. One must also regard consumption, both as an expression of taste and desire and as a way to reify a community of people.

  • 3. Duggan, Geneviève
    et al.
    Hägerdal, Hans
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Cultural Sciences.
    Savu: History and Oral Tradition on an Island of Indonesia2018Book (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The work combines anththropological fieldwork and archival research in order to study the historical trajectories of Savu, an island in the Indonesian province Nusa Tenggara Timur. Savunese society is marked by a tight genealogically defined social system which has been able to allocate scarce natural resources. The island, traditionally divided into five domains or princedoms, was included in the political network of the Dutch VOC in the 1640s. The Savunese had importance for the Dutch as providers of auxiliaries, and later as exporters of horses, textiles, etc. The book follows the vicissitudes of Savu over the colonial period, Japanese occupation, revolution, and the postcolonial era.

  • 4.
    Gordon, A. Ross
    et al.
    Kwantlen Polytech Univ, Canada;St Stephens Coll, Canada.
    Djonler, Sonny A.
    Patimura Univ, Indonesia.
    Hägerdal, Hans
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Cultural Sciences.
    The killing of Posthouder Scheerder and Jifar Folfolun (The War of the Breasts): Malukan and Dutch narratives of an incident in the VOC's waning days2019In: Journal of Southeast Asian Studies, ISSN 0022-4634, E-ISSN 1474-0680, Vol. 50, no 3, p. 324-346Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The Aru Islands in southeastern Maluku have a long history of economic exchange and colonial relations with the Dutch East India Company (VOC), and later the Dutch colonial state. Aru was fragmented in smaller autonomous settlements, of which those in the east produced valuable items for export, such as pearls and tripang (edible sea cucumber). The article focuses on a spate of anti-colonial revolts in the waning days of the VOC in the 1790s. It centred on the Batuley villages situated on a few small islands on the eastern side. The central incident leading to the resistance was the killing of a Dutch low-ranking officer, Scheerder, an event which has been preserved in local tradition till the present day. A search in the VOC archives confirms several details, but suggests a rationale for the resistance which is partly different from the traditional version, and linked in with larger movements of resistance in Aru and Maluku. The article discusses the significance of the oral traditions, and how a comparison with archival materials can enrich our understanding of Arunese-Dutch relations.

  • 5.
    Hagerdal, Hans
    Växjö University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Humanities.
    Candrasangkala: The Balinese Art of Dating Events2006Report (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    The present study is concerned with the historiography of the Island of Bali, Indonesia. It has long been recognized that the chronicle texts (babad) of Bali are unreliable as conventional historical sources; they have a strongly legitimizing purpose and are arranged according to other criterions than strictly chronological ones. Precise dates are rarely found in the ordinary texts. There is, however, a category of texts that furnishes annal-like information, with years set out in the form of chronograms (candrasangkala). In this study a number of such lists of dates have been published, translated and commented. Comparing the dates with external, mostly Dutch, materials, it is apparent that they display a degree of reliability from at least the late sixteenth century. The early dates would generally seem to be fictitious, but are interesting as culturally constructed imaginations of history and geography.

  • 6.
    Hägerdal, Hans
    Växjö University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Humanities.
    A Note on Ade.2007In: Bijdragen tot de Taal-, Land- en Volkenkunde, Vol. 163, no 4, p. 556-558Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    A short article that discusses the elusive East Timorese geographical name Ade, which occurs in many early modern colonial accounts. The article is a reaction to another study by Andrew McWilliam that previously appeared in the same journal (163:1, 2007). A Dutch travel account from 1665 provides hitherto unknown details about the location and features of Ade, which was a region on the north coast that included the modern town Vemasse.

  • 7.
    Hägerdal, Hans
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Cultural Sciences.
    A Prince in a Republic. The Life of Sultan Hamengku Buwono IX of Yogyakarta, written by John Monfries2015In: Bijdragen Tot de Taal-, Land- en Volkenkunde, ISSN 0006-2294, E-ISSN 2213-4379, Vol. 171, no 4, p. 590-592Article, book review (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    The review scrutinizes John Monfries's biography of the Javanese prince and politician Hamengku Buwono IX, who was a hero of the Indonesian Revolution and later served as vice president of Indonesia. The book is lauded for its meticulous research and contextualization of the sultan, but criticized for providing a scanty analysis of the sultan as a person.

  • 8.
    Hägerdal, Hans
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Cultural Sciences.
    A Solitary Crocodile?: Timorese Inter-Island Connections in the Early Modern Era.2010Conference paper (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    A study of inter-island connections in the Timor region in the early colonial period (c. 1600-1800), outside the control of the colonial establishments (the Dutch East Indies Company, the Portuguese Estado da Índia).

  • 9.
    Hägerdal, Hans
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Cultural Sciences.
    A world of clothes: Indian textiles and the germination of polities in eastern Indonesia2019Conference paper (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    The early modern period saw a very comprehensive import of textiles from South Asia to the Malay Archipelago. Such cloths could be high-quality products which were coveted as status items as far as Maluku and beyond, such as the well-known patola (double-woven ikat). The imported goods also included less expensive cotton cloths. This trade has a long history that goes back before the advent of European economic and political interference. Europeans, especially the VOC, tried to control the trade flows with varying success. The paper discusses how the import of Indian textiles underpinned political structures and networks in Nusa Tenggara Timor and Maluku from the 16th to the 19th centuries, analyzing the way that import goods was indigenized and became important symbols for authority and redistribution, something that is mirrored in early-modern (mostly European) documents as well as later tradition. Through this, we may discern how a consumer culture developed in a mainly nonWestern context which was however connected to early colonial economic management and shipping.

  • 10.
    Hägerdal, Hans
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Cultural Sciences.
    At the margins of the Indian Ocean world: South Asian migrants and early modern colonialism2017In: India: Research on Cultural Encounters and Representations at Linnaeus University / [ed] Kristina Myrvold, Soniya Billore, Göteborg: Makadam Förlag, 2017, p. 162-187Chapter in book (Refereed)
  • 11.
    Hägerdal, Hans
    Växjö University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Humanities.
    Bali in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries.: Suggestions for a Chronology of the Gelgel Period.1995In: Bijdragen Tot de Taal-, Land- en Volkenkunde, ISSN 0006-2294, E-ISSN 2213-4379, Vol. 151, no 1, p. 101-124Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The article studies the sources for the Gelgel kingdom ob Bali, Indonesia, which is the subject of much uncertainty and controversy. The author collates Iberian and Dutch archival sources with categories of Balinese historiography, and arrives at conclusions at variance with a previous study by Dr. Helen Creese.

  • 12.
    Hägerdal, Hans
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Cultural Sciences.
    Balthazar : Un prince de Timor en Chine, en Amérique et en Europe au XVIIIe siècle2017In: Archipel, ISSN 0044-8613, E-ISSN 2104-3655, Vol. 93, p. 231-232Article, book review (Other academic)
  • 13.
    Hägerdal, Hans
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Cultural Sciences.
    Between resistance and co-operation: Contact zones in Aru Islands in the VOC period2019In: Wacana, ISSN 1411-2272, E-ISSN 2407-6899, Vol. 20, no 3, p. 480-506Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The article is focused on early colonial interaction with the Aru Islands, geographically located in southern Maluku, at the easternmost end of the Indian Ocean world. The study examines how relationships were constructed in the course of the seventeenth century, how they were institutionalized and how this engendered forms of hybridity. Moreover, it discusses forms of resistance and avoidance in relation to the Dutch East India Company (VOC). Aru constitutes an interesting case as it is was one of the easternmost places in the world in which Islam and Christianity gained a (limited) foothold in the early-modern period, and it also marked the outer limit of Dutch authority. Aru differed from most geographical areas approached by the VOC because of its lack of any large-scale political structures and its relatively non-hierarchical society. The article discusses the forging of Dutch-Arunese political ties after the Banda massacre in 1621, as well as the role of Asian competitors of the VOC such as the Makassarese and Ceramese, the increasing adaptation to world religions in an Arunese setting, conditions in the European-indigenous contact zones and, finally, the conflicts arising from the imbalances between western and eastern Aru, in which the VOC repeatedly intervened to suppress the villages of the Backshore (east coast).

  • 14.
    Hägerdal, Hans
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Cultural Sciences.
    Beyond Bali. Subaltern Citizens and Post-Colonial Intimacy2017In: Bijdragen Tot de Taal-, Land- en Volkenkunde, ISSN 0006-2294, E-ISSN 2213-4379, Vol. 173, no 1, p. 140-141Article, book review (Other academic)
  • 15.
    Hägerdal, Hans
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Cultural Sciences.
    Book reviews: Susan Legêne, Bambang Purwanto, and Henk Schulte Nordholt (eds), Sites, bodies and stories; Imagining Indonesian history. Singapore: NUS Press, 2015, 312 pp. ISBN 978-9971-69-857-7. Price: USD 38 (paperback).2016In: Wacana, ISSN 1411-2272, Vol. 17, no 1, p. 142-144Article, book review (Other academic)
  • 16.
    Hägerdal, Hans
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Cultural Sciences.
    Britain and Sihanouk's Cambodia2016In: Bijdragen Tot de Taal-, Land- en Volkenkunde, ISSN 0006-2294, E-ISSN 2213-4379, Vol. 172, no 1, p. 152-153Article, book review (Other academic)
  • 17.
    Hägerdal, Hans
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Cultural Sciences.
    Cannibals and pedlars.: Economic opportunities and political alliance in Alor, 1600-1850.2010In: Indonesia and the Malay World, ISSN 1363-9811, E-ISSN 1469-8382, Vol. 38, no 111, p. 217-246Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    A historical study of the Alor Islands in eastern Indonesia during the period 1600-1850. The article discusses the perceptions of geography and ethnographic features by foreign visitors, and the Alorese relations to the outside world, in particular with the Dutch and Portuguese colonials.

  • 18.
    Hägerdal, Hans
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Cultural Sciences.
    Cara Mia: Vänskrift till Maria Lindgren 5 december 20192019Collection (editor) (Other academic)
    Abstract [sv]

    I denna vänskrift firas Maria Lindgren, språkvetare vid Linnéuniversitetet, med en uppsättning artiklar som på olika sätt anknyter till hennes forskningsintressen, såsom didaktiska frågor, offentlig kommunikation, försvunna runstenar och textpraktiker.

  • 19.
    Hägerdal, Hans
    Växjö University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Humanities.
    China and Otherness.: Abel Rémusat and the French Roots of Sinology.2000Book (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    A text intended for advanced students, discussing the paradigm of sinology in the 19th and 20th centuries. The text follows the intellectual tradition of European China studies begun by scholars such as Abel Rémusat in the first half of the 19th century, and investigates the way that the paradigm was challenged by new lines of scholarly approach in the post-WW II period.

  • 20.
    Hägerdal, Hans
    Lunds universitet.
    China and Said1996In: IIAS Newsletter, no December, p. 31-32Article in journal (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    A reflection on the relevance for the postcolonial Said debate for the study of Chinese civilization.

  • 21.
    Hägerdal, Hans
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Cultural Sciences.
    Colonial impact at the margin: Contact zones in the Aru Islands2018In: Symposium – European Colonialism in Southeast Asia: Charles Darwin University, 30 November 2017, Australia: Charles Darwin University , 2018Conference paper (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    The Aru Islands are situated at the eastern end of the Indian Ocean world, in the southern Moluccas. It is also one of the easternmost places in the world where Islam and Christianity gained a (limited) foothold in the early-modern period, and housed the easternmost fortress of the Dutch East India Company (VOC). The present paper discusses Western-Arunese relations up to the early 19th century in terms of economic exchange and political networks. Aru society was stateless and relatively egalitarian but eluded strong colonial control up to c. 1900. Still the perceived marginality of the islands was paired with its status as a source of natural products destined for luxury consumption in Asia and Europe: pearls, tripang, birds-of-paradise, edible birds' nests. All this positioned Aru in a global economic network while leaving it largely ungoverned. The extant textual material consists of Dutch reports; however, critically read and compared with oral and archaeological data, these may yield important information about indigenous responses to European attempts to control the flow of goods. It is possible to develop the argument made by Roy Ellen about economic flows in eastern Indonesia beyond the VOC system, and also to draw parallels with James Scott's thesis about state-avoidance among ethnic minorities in mainland Southeast Asia.

  • 22.
    Hägerdal, Hans
    Växjö University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Humanities.
    Colonial or Indigenous Rule?: The Black Portuguese of Timor in the 17th and 18th Centuries.2007In: IIAS Newsletter, Vol. 44Article in journal (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    A brief study of the Portuguese mestizo population in the Timor region which enjoyed a prime regional political importance during much of the 17th and 18th centuries. The article discusses factors conducive to their rise and subsequent decline as a political factor, and whether the preponerance of the mestizos can be seen as a "colonial" rule in a meaningful sense.

  • 23.
    Hägerdal, Hans
    Växjö University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Humanities.
    'Colonial rivalry and the partition of Timor'2006In: IIAS Newsletter, Vol. 40, p. 16-Article, review/survey (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    The article asks the basic question, how the Dutch East Indies Company (VOC) was unable to dislodge its long-time colonial enemy Portugal from the Timor area in the 17th century. It is shown how early Portuguese enterprises on this Southeast Asian island were able to achieve a degree of local recognition and even localization, especially with regard to the ethnically mixed 'Black Portuguese'. The serious Dutch efforts, on the other hand, came to late to overcome the Portuguese network. After the Dutch-Portuguese peace in 1663, the two powers resorted to warfare by proxy. A major reshuffle in 1749 seemed to forebode the fall of the Portuguese positions on Timor, but the Dutch were once again unable to efficiently bind indigenous polities to their cause. Eventually, this resulted in the rough 50-50 division of Timor found on the political map still today.

  • 24.
    Hägerdal, Hans
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Cultural Sciences.
    Contact zones and external connectivities in southern Maluku, Indonesia: A reassessment of colonial impact, trade, and autonomous agendas2019In: Indonesia and the Malay World, ISSN 1363-9811, E-ISSN 1469-8382, Vol. 47, no 138, p. 125-132Article in journal (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    Introduction to a thematic journal issue about societies in Southern Maluku and their historical relations with the outside world

  • 25.
    Hägerdal, Hans
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Cultural Sciences.
    Contesting colonialisms, contested stories: early intrusion in East Timor through Portuguese and Dutch eyes2013Conference paper (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    The initial phase of Portuguese political domination over East Timor, occurring more or less in the seventeenth century, is relatively ill chronicled. The official Goa-based Estado da Índia was not steadily established on Timor until 1702. The Portuguese letters and reports preserved for posterity only present a fragmented picture of the process, and much of the story depends on chronicular texts authored by the Dominican missionaries. Nevertheless, the scattered material at hand has inspired a series of Portuguese historians since the late nineteenth century to produce scholarly syntheses of the early colonial intrusion, most notably Affonso de Castro (1867), Humberto Leitão (1948) and Artur Teodoro de Matos (1974). Thes eaccounts tend to emphasize Portuguese agency, while the interplay with the Dutch East India Company(VOC) and indigenous polities remains comparatively vague. To a large extent this style of historiography is due to the nature of the source material, although the political discourses of pre-1974 Portugal obviously played a role, too. The present study surveys and evaluates the picture of the early colonial phase provided by Portuguese materials, and confronts it with the resources offered by the VOC archives, issued and preserved on a regular basis. The paper discusses how the two colonial funds of knowledge reflect the mutual rivalry of the Estado and the VOC; but also how they can expand our knowledge of early Timorese society when read in concert and thus avoid the image of Timor as merely the arena for competing colonialisms.

  • 26. Hägerdal, Hans
    Contesting Colonialisms, Contesting Stories: Early Intrusion in East Timor through Portuguese and Dutch Eyes2019In: Crossing Histories and Ethnographies: Following Colonial Historicities in Timor-Leste / [ed] Ricardo Roque and Elizabeth G. Traube, New York & Oxford: Berghahn Books, 2019, p. 241-265Chapter in book (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    A study of the historiographical possibilities and problems researching the early Portuguese colonization of Timor-Leste in the 17th century.

  • 27.
    Hägerdal, Hans
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Cultural Sciences.
    Contesting Colonialisms, Contesting Stories: Early Intrusion in East Timor through Portuguese and Dutch Eyes2019In: Crossing Histories and Ethnographies: Following Colonial Historicities in Timor-Leste / [ed] Ricardo Roque and Elizabeth G. Traube, New York & Oxford: Berghahn Books, 2019, p. 241-265Chapter in book (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The chapter proposes an approach to the study of Timorese historicity that implies crossing archival records from different European languages and subject positions. The question of “how to formulate a Timorese history of Timor” must consider the contribution of early modern Western-authored accounts, in which “indigenous voices” can also often be found. However, a Timor-centered historiography should also not be reduced to European accounts. In the case of Timor-Leste, a full answer to that question, the author proposes, resides in a work of “triangulation of source materials”: triangulation between Portuguese and Dutch written documents; between these and the East Timorese oral record (as this can be retrieved from ritual keepers, such as the lian na’in); or still between the latter and the findings of archaeology and linguistics.

  • 28.
    Hägerdal, Hans
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Cultural Sciences.
    Creating Timorese futures2019In: Bijdragen Tot de Taal-, Land- en Volkenkunde, ISSN 0006-2294, E-ISSN 2213-4379, Vol. 175, no 4, p. 567-571Article, review/survey (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    Review essay that discusses two volumes concerned with hopes and images of the future on Timor island in the contemporary era. These works are Judith H. Bovensiepen (ed.), The Promise of Prosperity: Visions of the Future in Timor-Leste. Acton: Australian National University Press, 2018; and Andrey Damaledo, Divided Loyalties: Displacement, Belonging and Citizenship among East Timorese in West Timor. Acton: Australian National University Press, 2018.

  • 29.
    Hägerdal, Hans
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Cultural Sciences.
    Cycles of Queenship on Timor: A response to Douglas Kammen2013In: Archipel, ISSN 0044-8613, E-ISSN 2104-3655, no 85, p. 237-251Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The present article is a rejoinder to Douglas Kammen recent study "Queens of Timor" (Archipel 84, 2012). Studying the numerous small polities ("kingdoms") of Portuguese Timor, Kammen found a remarkable upsurge of female rulers in the nineteenth century, explained through the interplay between house, kingdom and colonial administration. However, the occurrence of female rule before 1800 is not as rare as suggested by Kammen. On the contrary, the available contemporary (Dutch and Portuguese) archival sources reveal a cyclical pattern of reigning queens. While almost no women in power are attested for the eighteenth century, there are at least eleven such cases on Timor and the adjacent islands in the period 1640-1700, that is, from the time when detailed documentation on Timor starts. Some of these queens owed their position to inheritance while others were widow-rulers. On average they appear personally active to a higher degree than the nineteenth century counterparts. The article discusses Timorese queenship in relation to the upsurge of female rule found in Aceh, Patani, and so on, in the same period. Like in these areas, the discontinuation of female rule on Timor after 1700 might be connected to external forces, in this case the new networks forged by European authorities.

  • 30.
    Hägerdal, Hans
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Cultural Sciences.
    Dagar i Delhi2015In: HumaNetten, ISSN 1403-2279, Vol. 35, p. 23-36Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
    Abstract [sv]

    En dagboksrapport från en svensk universitetsdelegations resa till Indien.

    Skildring av en resa med en akademisk delegation från Linnéuniversitetet till Indien 2015 med diverse kulturhistoriska notiser.

  • 31.
    Hägerdal, Hans
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Cultural Sciences.
    David F. Vukovich, China and Orientalism : Western Knowledge Production and the P.R.C.: London and New York : Routledge, 2012; xviii + 185 pp. with notes, bibliography, and index : 9780415592208, £80.00 (hbk)2014In: China Information, ISSN 0920-203X, E-ISSN 1741-590X, Vol. 28, no 1, p. 96-98Article, book review (Refereed)
  • 32.
    Hägerdal, Hans
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Cultural Sciences.
    David W. P. Elliott, Changing Worlds : Vietnam’s Transition from Cold War to Globalization2013In: Bijdragen Tot de Taal-, Land- en Volkenkunde, ISSN 0006-2294, E-ISSN 2213-4379, Vol. 169, no 4, p. 535-537Article, book review (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    Review of a work that details the changes in political intent in Vietnam in the post-1975 era, focusing on the years 1989-2006. The review lauds the work for its massive research, but questions the lack of a broader context.

  • 33.
    Hägerdal, Hans
    Växjö University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Humanities. Historia.
    Den Andres röst?: Att läsa kolonialismen från den koloniserades synpunkt2008Conference paper (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
    Abstract [sv]

    Diskussion om möjligheterna att spåra inhemska historiska processer och förhållanden utifrån ett kolonialt stoff, med exempel från den nederländska koloniala utposten Kupang (Västtimor, Indonesien).

  • 34.
    Hägerdal, Hans
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Cultural Sciences.
    Döden på värdshuset.: Mordet på riksdagsmannen Jon Bengtsson.2010In: Småländska brott.: Brott och straff i Småland under 500 år. / [ed] Lennart Johansson, Roddy Nilsson & Håkan Nordmark, Växjö: Historiska föreningen i Kronobergs län , 2010, 1, p. 122-135Chapter in book (Other academic)
    Abstract [sv]

    Artikeln beskriver mordet på riksdagsmannen Jon Bengtsson i Nöbbele i Kronobergs län år 1797. Bakgrunden till händelsen studeras. Vidare analyseras det postuma intryck Jon Bengtsson och hans våldsamma död gjorde i senare folktradition.

  • 35.
    Hägerdal, Hans
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Cultural Sciences.
    Eastern Indonesia and the Writing of History: [L’Est indonésien et l’écriture de l’histoire]2015In: Archipel, ISSN 0044-8613, E-ISSN 2104-3655, Vol. 90, p. 75-98Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The present article is a discussion of the proliferation of history-writing about eastern Indonesia (mainly Nusa Tenggara, Maluku and Papua) and Timor-Leste during the last decades. While a substantial corpus of Portuguese historical writings on Timor-Leste appeared up to the 1970s, very little was done in respect to eastern Indonesia, at any rate after decolonization. However, a number of anthropologists have included studies of historical data in their work since the 1970s. The challenges from anthropology have contributed to a new output of historical research since the 1990s. The possibilities of the colonial archive to yield social and cultural data have been tested. Not least, the independence of Timor-Leste in 1999-2002 has been a catalyst for fresh studies. The article presents an overview of the themes and methodologies taken up since the late 20th century in works written in English, Dutch, Portuguese, French, German, and Indonesian. It is emphasized that a historian working in this area must take account of the resources of the colonial archive, as well as to alternative claims to the past – oral tradition, linguistics, heritage objects, and so on. In traditionally non-literate and small-scale societies, analyses of concurrent versions of history will be crucial in the mapping of the past.

  • 36.
    Hägerdal, Hans
    Växjö University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Humanities. Historia.
    Ernst van Veen and Leonard Blussé, Rivalry and conflict; European traders and Asian trading networks in the 16th and 17th centuries.2007In: Bijdragen tot de Taal-, land- en Volkenkunde, Vol. 163, no 1, p. 167-168Article, book review (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
    Abstract [en]

    Review of an anthology about Dutch and Portuguese interests and rivalries in Asia during the early modern period. The review acknowledges the value of the various contributions of the book, but asks for a more theoretically grounded approach to the issue of overseas history.

  • 37.
    Hägerdal, Hans
    Växjö University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Humanities.
    Ett asiatiskt produktionssätt?: Nya forskningsrön om bondeekonomi och statsmakt i Sydöstasien.1994In: Scandia, ISSN 0036-5483, Vol. 60, no 1, p. 5-23Article in journal (Other academic)
    Abstract [sv]

    En studie rörande folkliga motståndsrörelser i Sydöstasien i premodern tid.

  • 38.
    Hägerdal, Hans
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Cultural Sciences.
    European Associan for South-East Asian Studies (EuroSEAS) sjätte konferens, Göteborg, 26-28 augusti 2010.2010In: Historisk Tidskrift (S), ISSN 0345-469X, no 4, p. 827-828Article, book review (Other academic)
    Abstract [sv]

    Rapport om en Sydöstasienkonferens i Göteborg, augusti 2010.

  • 39.
    Hägerdal, Hans
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Cultural Sciences.
    Expansion and internalization of modes of warfare in pre-colonial Bali2018In: Warring Societies of Pre-colonial Southeast Asia: Local Cultures of Conflict Within a Regional Context / [ed] Michael W. Charney, Kathryn Wellen, Copenhagen: NIAS Press, 2018, p. 129-153Chapter in book (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Among the fifteen or so polities of some consequence in early-modern insular Southeast Asia, Bali was unique in being non-Muslim. While no full explanation for this fact has been offered so far, it is at a minimum clear that the Balinese developed military skills which made them well-known even outside their modest-sized island. Balinese modes of warfare over the centuries can be followed sketchily from archival materials, in the first hand Dutch sources. External views are also offered by Javanese, Sasak and Sumbawan sources. Balinese historical traditions are obsessed with warfare, although the relatively late and stereotypical portrayals of war offer problems in interpretation. What is clear from the extant records is that the period 1500-1800 included periods of strong military expansion which was able to temporarily hold back major central polities such as Mataram. This can be attributed to both internal dynamics, such as political and demographic conditions, and external factors such as the vacuum created by the defeat of several Muslim polities at the hands of the VOC. From the second half of the 18th century Balinese warfare tended to be internalized as the area of activity of the Balinese was confined to Bali itself (together with the previously subdued Lombok). Internal warfare tended to grow more intense towards the late 19th century, paving the way for the definite colonial subjugation in 1906-08. The essay traces the changes in the mode of warfare over a period of about 400 years, relating it to technological and political developments in the Southeast Asian neighbourhood region.

  • 40.
    Hägerdal, Hans
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Cultural Sciences.
    Expansion in the shadow of the Company: Concurrent representations of Karangasem2016In: Bijdragen Tot de Taal-, Land- en Volkenkunde, ISSN 0006-2294, E-ISSN 2213-4379, Vol. 172, no 2/3, p. 279-309Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The focus of this article is the political expansion of Karangasem, one of the microstates of Bali, in the second half of the eighteenth century. The Karangasem leadership was able to expand into Lombok and large parts of northern and central Bali, while generally avoiding confrontation with the Dutch East India Company. They encountered a range of ethnic groups and endeavoured to play out the Dutch and the British interests against each other. In spite of its regional importance, prior to 1800 Karangasem is poorly documented. The article explores ways of reading different categories of European and indigenous sources against each other. Although fragmentary, they yield information about strategic concerns, economic underpinnings of expansion, ethnicity, and cultural and ritual issues. A combination of internal and external factors, including Dutch policies in the East Indies, enabled Karangasem to pursue a successful political expansion in the shadow of the Company.

  • 41.
    Hägerdal, Hans
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Cultural Sciences.
    Fantastik i interkulturellt perspektiv2019Conference paper (Other academic)
    Abstract [sv]

    Berättelser om det fantastiska, det som överträffar det realistiskt observerbara, finns i snart sagt alla kultursfärer. Deras gestaltning och funktionssätt skiljer sig kraftigt från plats till plats, även om vissa troper tenderar att komma igen. Detta paper gör en jämförelse mellan pseudohistoriska texter i tre olika kulturella kontexter. Det gäller medeltida europeiska, premoderna kinesiska och premoderna sydöstasiatiska texter som utger sig för att beskriva ett avlägset förgånget. Här diskuteras hur dessa texters tematik förhåller sig till varandra när det gäller att inkorporera fantastiska element såsom övernaturliga varelser, krafter m m. Dessa inslag av fantastik relateras till textgenrernas funktion (underhållning, litterär konst, legitimation, etc).

  • 42.
    Hägerdal, Hans
    Lund University.
    From Batuparang to Ayudhya.: Bali and the Outside World 1636-1656.1998In: Bijdragen Tot de Taal-, Land- en Volkenkunde, ISSN 0006-2294, E-ISSN 2213-4379, Vol. 154, no 1, p. 55-94Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The article contains an in-depth study of the Balinese kingdom of Gelgel and its relations with external polities in the mid 17th century. These included Siam, the VOC, Lombok, Makassar, and Mataram on Java. The study is based on unpublished Dutch and Balinese materials, and suggests a degree of interest among the Balinese elite for economic and political contacts, which have hitherto been overlooked by historical research.

  • 43.
    Hägerdal, Hans
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Cultural Sciences.
    From Peace and Order to New Order: Colonial and postcolonial forced relocations in eastern Indonesia2018In: Global Challenges: Borders, Populism and the Postcolonial Condition - An international conference on critical theory, postcoloniality, migration and populism: Linnaeus University, Växjö, Sweden, 14-16 June 2018, Växjö: Linnaeus University , 2018Conference paper (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    The present paper aims to trace a genealogy of colonialism, and to see how practices of restructuring local societies by the classical colonial state were reified by the post-colonial state, many decades after formal decolonization. The case that will be discussed is relocation of settlements in the eastern part of Indonesia. What motives drove the authorities of the Netherlands East Indies to resettle populations against  their will, and why did the authoritarian Indonesian regime in the late 20th century take over the practice?

  • 44.
    Hägerdal, Hans
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Cultural Sciences.
    Globalhistoria2015In: Perspektiv på historia: En introduktion till historiestudier / [ed] Henrik Ågren, Lund: Studentlitteratur AB, 2015, p. 205-221Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 45.
    Hägerdal, Hans
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Cultural Sciences.
    Goter på drift: reflektioner kring ett försvunnet monument2014In: HumaNetten, ISSN 1403-2279, Vol. 33, p. 27-53Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
    Abstract [en]

    The article departs from the 18th century engravings by Ménestrier and Banduri which allegedly represent the reliefs found on a triumphal column in Constantinople - either that of Theodosius the Great or his son Arcadius. The reliefs depict a Roman triumphal procession with barbarian, presumably Gothic prisoners. The historical background of the late 4th-century Roman-Gothic confrontations is summarized, and the issue of the authencity of the engravings is discussed.

  • 46.
    Hägerdal, Hans
    Lund University.
    ”Hanky-panky Chinese doing hanky-panky business”: De etniska kinesernas situation i dagens Indonesien2002In: Tid och tillit.: En vänbok till Eva Österberg. / [ed] Andersson, Irene, Johansson, Kenneth, & Lindstedt Cronberg, Marie, Stockholm: Atlantis , 2002, 1, p. 223-244Chapter in book (Other academic)
    Abstract [sv]

    Artikeln analyserar de integrationsproblem och etniska motsättningar som föreligger i dagens Indonesien rörande de etniska kineserna, vilka har en ekonomiskt stark men politiskt utsatt position.

  • 47.
    Hägerdal, Hans
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Cultural Sciences.
    Held's History of Sumbawa: An Annotated Translation2017Book (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This is a translation from Dutch to English of an unpublished synthesis about the history of Sumbawa, an island in Indonesia. The original manuscript was written by the Indologist and anthropologist Gerrit Jan Held (1906-1955). The editor has added a long introduction and extensive annotations.

  • 48.
    Hägerdal, Hans
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Cultural Sciences.
    Helen Creese, Bali in the early Nineteenth Century. The ethnographic Accounts of Pierre Dubois. Leiden: Brill, 2016, xx + 826 pp. [Verhandelingen van het Koninklijk Instituut voor Taal-, Land- en Volkenkunde, 305]. ISBN 978904315822. Price: EUR 139.00 (hardback).2019In: Bijdragen Tot de Taal-, Land- en Volkenkunde, ISSN 0006-2294, E-ISSN 2213-4379, Vol. 175, no 1, p. 98-100Article, book review (Other academic)
  • 49.
    Hägerdal, Hans
    Växjö University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Humanities.
    Hindu Rulers, Muslim Subjects.: Lombok and Bali in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries2001 (ed. 1)Book (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    The book covers the history of the Muslim Sasak people of Lombok and their relation to Bali and the Hindu Balinese from the late 17th century to c. 1750. The various phases of Balinese penetration on Lombok are followed through a critical study of archival Dutch records and indigenous Balinese and Sasak traditions. The localized setting of Islam, and its consequences for the acceptance of Baline rule, are analyzed.

  • 50.
    Hägerdal, Hans
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Cultural Sciences.
    Historia från undersidan?: Tidigmoderna ostindiska kolonialarkiv och socialhistoriska möjligheter2011Conference paper (Other academic)
    Abstract [sv]

    Diskussion om arkivmaterial rörande Nederländska Ostindiens historia under VOC-perioden, med exempel från östra delen av Indonesien. Texten nämner behovet av att bedriva en arkivens etnografi, och att komma runt den nationella och eurocentriska grundsyftning som betingar det koloniala arkivet.

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