Asia, Colonialism and Education in

This entry focuses on the impact of colonialism on education in Asia and its implications for contemporary diversity. It concentrates on Western colonialism, although the authors recognize that some non-Western colonial powers were also of considerable importance. For example, the Mughal Empire dominated large parts of South Asia from the early 16th to the mid-19th centuries, and Japan was a significant colonial power during the first half of the 20th century. The term colony in this entry is defined as a political dependency that is to some degree settled and governed by citizens of its dominant state.

The Western imperial experience in Asia started in the 15th century with the search for a spice route from Europe to India. Gradually, with the encroachment and growth of ...

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