Science and technology transfer under colonial administration: a case study of agricultural policy and development in British Malaya (1905-1957)

Noor Kamar, Ezwan Arman (2008) Science and technology transfer under colonial administration: a case study of agricultural policy and development in British Malaya (1905-1957). Masters thesis, University of Malaya.

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Abstract

The colonization of British in Malaya in 1874 had shaped the political and economic pattern in Malaya. Science and technology was used to secure colonial rule, to justify British domination over indigenous people, and to transform production for an expanding world economy. In meeting these colonial objectives, the British had created some level of science and technology foundation for the Malayan agriculture sector through the introduction of major artifacts, and the establishment of research and academic institutions. The British contributions however, were limited to the fulfillment of colonial agendas. As this study shows, the applications of modern science and technology were highly centralized under the British’s colonial umbrella and closely associated with the commercial agriculture and the expansion of colonialism.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
Depositing User: MS SITI NUR ATIKAH MOHAMAD RUSDI
Date Deposited: 31 Jul 2013 03:14
Last Modified: 31 Jul 2013 03:14
URI: http://repository.um.edu.my/id/eprint/1121

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