Smallpox and diverging demographical trends in Southeast Asia
- Descartes Campus
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Seminar organised by the Institute of East Asian Studies
The seminar, organised by the Institute of East Asian Studies (IAO), will be given by Ulbe Bosma, Senior Researcher IISH, Professor of International and Comparative Social History VU University Amsterdam.
Nineteenth century demographic growth of Southeast Asia varied considerably within a space that was rather homogeneous in terms of per capita income. The northern Philippines and Java knew for example very high growth figures, while most of the Malay peninsula and the Outer Islands of Indonesia only experienced marginal demographic growth or even stagnation. (...)