To write a new regional history focusing on interactions between human societies and natural environments in terms of water, a major task is to collect information on the nature in the past and to convert it into analytical data. Searching for new materials, reexamining conventional data from different perspectives, and fill in the vacuum of data with models and simulations are the crucial tactics. This section features essays introducing the key data and archives in this project and interviews with the scholars engaging in their analyses.
Historical Sources in Kingdom of Sarawak, 1870-1941
Map: Sarawak and Principal CitiesSources: Writer’s illustration Kingdom of Sarawak was founded by James Brooke, British adventurer, in September 1841 in North-West Borneo, basing a…
History of Logistics analyzed from Shipping intelligence
Shipping intelligence refers to the records of ship arrivals and departures, which were published in newspapers and journals by Westerners from the 19th century to the mid-20th cen…