Ranging from Arabia to India and Southeast Asia, Engseng Ho explores the transcultural exchanges–in kinship and writing–that enabled Hadrami Yemeni. Engseng Ho is Professor of Anthropology and Professor of History at Duke University in the U.S. Currently he is the Muhammad Alagil Distinguished Visiting . Engseng Ho is an activist within the Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) movement and has co-authored a BDS resolution at the American.

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To me it uo strange that this was law, because no policeman is going to come after you, no Downloaded from https: The Dutch also intermixed until roughly about Books Digital Products Journals. There were many cases where Malay women were Chinese who had been adopted by Malay families, or where people who were quite Chinese-looking were of mixed descent. It is about following your nose. This made me realise that enfseng Hadramawt, East Africa and Sin- gapore a common genealogy existed, which basically connected these three very different places.

In Penang it was Hokkien, which the Indians and the Malays also spoke. What are the things you pay heed to while you write?

Prof Eng Seng HO – ARI

I also did a engsenv of courses in economics and the history of economic thought. Once we think about this in the context of independence, you see very different outcomes for these communities which all were diasporic and had histories of intermixing and localisation.

Help Center Find new research papers in: The Graves of Tarim narrates the movement of an old diaspora across the Indian Ocean over the past five hundred years. Marx said that ideology is like a envseng obscura or a pinhole camera: In certain places like Malaysia they are considered Malay and are part of the elite, as descendants of the Prophet. It opened my mind up to all these different kinds of possibilities which exist either when you go back in the past or when you go sideways no a different country.


To bring it back to our earlier discussion on diasporas, what has become very clear to me is that diasporas are not exceptional. This changed my idea of what law is about. Rather, this was about people who very closely associated with Downloaded from https: These resolutions, although non-binding, have been passed by student governments on engsebg North American campuses.

I used to build little toys with electric motors. The main goal of jo to university abroad was to be able to make a living and have my parents stop worrying about me. Dutch men, whether they came from Holland, Sri Lanka, or Japan, when they came to the Indies no was through their wives that they became localised and rose up in the ranks. In terms of a strict divide, if you think of independence in Malaysia and Indonesia, the Dutch were kicked out as foreign occupiers.

It is about going Downloaded from https: BDS initiatives include compelling institutions and individuals to divest from Israeli-affiliated companies, academic boycottsanti-Israel rallies and protests. It could be a small village in Kerala and a engsseng village in Malaya.

Professor Engseng Ho – University of Copenhagen

When and why did you decide to focus on the Hadramis? He asked me what I was doing. Your book Graves of Tarim is a beautiful read, not only for your narratives, but also for its narration. Inter-Asian connections precede colonialism, have a lot to say about colonialism, and have lessons for us in the engsenf period.


In economics, what I liked was macroeconomics and how all the different parts, such as investment, consumption, and government spending, interact with each other. In these processes, at one point people from abroad integrate and assimilate, at some other point they become a third or creole community, and at yet another point they become racialised again.

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They have historical experiences and collective memories which span many different continents and oceans. How then did this thought process lead to an intellectual transition?

When I started looking at the Hadramis I was not interested in law at all, but I soon realised reading the Hadrami texts that they often wrote about law. While studying the Chinese in Malay- sia, I was also looking at the Chinese across Southeast Asia as part of a larger diaspora. BDS The BDS movement was engsenb in by Omar Barghouti and asserts that it “works to end international support for Israel’s oppression of Palestinians and pressure Israel to comply with international law.

I had the chance to do some summer research as an undergraduate and I went to one of my advisers, G.

It is not all big scale but it was intense and longstanding. As a result, the student government chose to vote via a “secret ballot” in order to ensure its members’ safety.