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Department of History

Professor William Gervase Clarence-Smith

MA(Cantab) DIPPOL(Paris) PhD (London)

Overview

William Gervase Clarence-Smith
Department of History

Professor of the Economic History of Asia and Africa

Centre of South East Asian Studies

Academic Staff, Centre of South East Asian Studies

Centre for Gender Studies

Member

London Middle East Institute (LMEI)

Member

SOAS Food Studies Centre

Advisory Committee Member, SOAS Food Studies Centre

Centre for Iranian Studies

Member

Centre for Palestine Studies (CPS)

Member

Name:
Professor William Gervase Clarence-Smith
Email address:
Telephone:
+44 (0)20 7898 4608
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Address:
SOAS, University of London
Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London WC1H 0XG
Building:
Russell Square: College Buildings
Office No:
313
Office Hours:
Thursdays 3-5pm
Website:
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Biography

Commodities; diasporas; religions; labour; sexuality and the senses

Previous PhD Students

Syed Muhd Aljunied Khairudin, 'The Aftermath Of The Maria Hertora Riots In Colonial Singapore (1950-1953)', 2008

Maureen De Silva, 'Javanese Indentured Labour In British North Borneo, 1914 - 1932', 2009

Chiara Formichi, 'Kartosuwiryo's Role In The Creation Of The Islamic State Of Indonesia (Negara Ismal Indonesia), 1927 - 1949', 2009

Natasha Pairaudeau, 'Indians as French Citizens in Colonial Cochinchina, 1858-1940', 2009

Vu Hong Lien Warder, 'Mongol Invasions In Southeast Asia And Their Impact On Relations Between Dainiet And Champa (1226-1326)', 2009

Jessica Dionne, 'Malaria Workers in Southern Mozambique: State Employees in the Transition from Late Colonialism to Independence', 2011

Wan Faizah Bt Wan Yusoff, 'Malay Responses To The Promotion Of Western Medicine, With Particular Reference To Women And Child Healthcare In The Federated Malay States,', 2011

Erich Trenton De Wald, 'Vietnamese tourism in late-colonial central Vietnam, 1917-1945', 2012

Sina Machander, 'Penang's Malays and the Shaping of Colonial Rule, 1800-1832', 2012

Teaching

Courses Taught
PhD Students supervised

Research

History of tropical beverages, masticatories, livestock, and textiles; Middle Eastern diasporas; religion, slavery and sexual norms. Special reference to South East Asia.

Expertise

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Available for
  • TV
  • Radio
  • Press
  • Briefings
  • Special Study Programmes
  • Short Term Consultancy
  • Long Term Consultancy
Regional Expertise
  • South East Asia
Country Expertise
  • Indonesia
  • Malaysia
  • Philippines
Languages
  • Dutch
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish

Publications

Authored Books

William, Clarence-Smith (2006) Islam and the Abolition of Slavery. Hurst & Company.

Clarence-Smith, William (2000) Cocoa and Chocolate 1765-1914. Routledge.

Edited Books

Reyes, Raquel A.G. and Clarence-Smith, William, eds. (2012) Sexual Diversity in Asia, c. 600 - 1950. London, New York: Routledge.

Clarence-Smith, William and Topik, S., eds. (2003) The global coffee economy in Africa, Asia and Latin America, 1500-1989. Cambridge University Press.

Book Chapters

Clarence-Smith, William (2013) 'Islamic abolitionism in the western Indian Ocean from c. 1800.' In: Harms, Robert and Freamon, Bernard K. and Blight, David W., (eds.), Indian Ocean slavery in the age of abolition. New Haven: Yale University Press, pp. 81-97.

Clarence-Smith, William (2013) 'Wajih al-Kilani, shaykh al Islam of the Philippines and notable of Nazareth, 1913-1916.' In: Yazbak, Mahmoud and Sharif, Sharif, (eds.), Nazareth history and cultural heritage. Nazareth: Nazareth Municipality, pp. 172-192. (Nazareth Academic Studies Series, No. 2)

Clarence-Smith, William (2013) 'Debt and the coercion of labour in the Islamic legal tradition.' In: Campbell, Gwyn and Stanziani, Alessandro, (eds.), Bonded labour and debt in the Indian Ocean World. London: Pickering & Chatto, pp. 21-30.

Clarence-Smith, William (2013) 'The battle for rubber in the Second World War: cooperation and resistance.' In: Curry-Machado, Jonathan, (ed.), Global histories, imperial commodities, local interactions. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 204-223.

Clarence-Smith, William (2013) 'Rubber cultivation in Indonesia and the Congo from the 1910s to the 1950s: divergent paths.' In: Frankema, Ewout and Buelens, Frans, (eds.), Colonial exploitation and economic development: the Belgian Congo and the Netherlands Indies compared. London: Routledge, pp. 193-210.

Clarence-Smith, William (2013) 'The historical spread of Trypanosoma evansi (surra) in camels: a factor in the weakening of Islam?' In: Emery , Ed, (ed.), Selected papers from the first international conference ‘Camel cultures: historical traditions, present threats and future prospects’. London: RN Books, pp. 87-94.

Clarence-Smith, William (2012) 'The Hadhrami sada and the evolution of an Islamic religious international, c.1750s to 1930s.' In: Green , Abigail and Viaene, Vincent, (eds.), Religious internationals in the modern world: globalization and faith communities since 1750. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 233-251.

Clarence-Smith, William (2012) 'Female circumcision in Southeast Asia since the coming of Islam.' In: Raghavan, Chitra and Levine, James P., (eds.), Self-determination and women’s rights in Muslim societies. Waltham, MA: Brandeis University Press, pp. 124-146.

Clarence-Smith, William (2012) 'Same-sex relations and transgender identities in Islamic Southeast Asia from the fifteenth century.' In: Reyes, Raquel A. G. and Clarence-Smith, William, (eds.), Sexual diversity in Asia, c. 600-1950. London: Routledge, pp. 67-85.

Clarence-Smith, William (2011) 'The expansion of cotton textile production in the western Indian Ocean, c1500-c1850.' In: C. A., Stefan and Smith, Halikowski, (eds.), Reinterpreting Indian Ocean worlds: essays in honour of Kirti N. Chaudhuri. Newcastle-upon-Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing Ltd., pp. 84-106.

Clarence-Smith, William (2011) 'The redemption of child slaves by Christian missionaries in Central Africa, 1878-1914.' In: Campbell, Gwyn and Miers, Suzanne and Miller, Joseph C., (eds.), Child slaves in the modern world. Athens, OH.: Ohio University Press, pp. 173-190.

Clarence-Smith, William and Eltis, David (2011) 'White servitude.' In: Eltis, David and Engerman, Stanley, (eds.), The Cambridge world history of slavery, volume 3, AD 1420-AD 1804. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp. 132-159.

Clarence-Smith, William (2010) 'Southeast Asia and China, c. 1800 to c. 1910.' In: Robinson, Francis, (ed.), The new Cambridge history of Islam, volume 5: The Islamic world in the age of Western dominance. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp. 240-268.

Clarence-Smith, William (2010) 'L’esclavage et son abolition dans l’histoire de l’Islam.' In: Stanziani, Alessandro, (ed.), Le travail contraint en Asie et en Europe, XVIIe-XXe siècles. Paris: Éditions de la Maison des Sciences de l’Homme, pp. 93-116.

Clarence-Smith, William (2010) 'La SOCFIN (Groupe Rivaud) entre l’Axe et les Alliés.' In: Bonin, Hubert and Bouneau, Christophe and Joly, Hervé, (eds.), Les enterprises et l’outre-mer français pendant la Seconde Guerre Mondiale. Pessac: Maison des Sciences de l’Homme d’Aquitaine, pp. 99-113.

Clarence-Smith, William (2010) 'Diseases of equids in Southeast Asia, c.1800-c.1945: apocalypse or progress?' In: Brown, Karen and Gilfoyle, Daniel, (eds.), Healing the herds: disease, livestock economies, and the globalization of veterinary medicine. Athens: Ohio University Press, pp. 129-145.

Clarence-Smith, William (2009) 'The British “official mind” and nineteenth-century Islamic debates over the abolition of slavery.' In: Hamilton, Keith and Salmon, Patrick, (eds.), Slavery, diplomacy and empire: Britain and the suppression of the slave trade, 1807-1975. Brighton: Sussex Academic Press, pp. 125-142.

Clarence-Smith, William (2009) 'The production of cotton textiles in early modern South-East Asia.' In: Riello, Giorgio and Parthasarathi, Prasannan, (eds.), The spinning world: a global history of cotton textiles, 1200-1850. Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 127-142.

Clarence-Smith, William (2009) 'Entrepreneurial strategies of Hadhrami Arabs in Southeast Asia, c. 1750s-1950s.' In: Abushouk, Ahmed I. and Ibrahim, Hassan A., (eds.), The Hadhrami diaspora in Southeast Asia: identity maintenance or assimilation? Leiden: Brill, pp. 135-158. (Social, economic, and political studies of the Middle East and Asia, v. 107)

Clarence-Smith, William (2008) 'Église, nation et esclavage: Angola et Mozambique portugais, 1878-1913.' In: Pétré-Grenouilleau, Olivier, (ed.), Abolir l’esclavage: un réformisme à l’épreuve, France, Portugal, Suisse, XVIIIe-XIXe siècles. Rennes: Presses Universitaires de Rennes, pp. 149-167.

Clarence-Smith, William (2008) 'The global consumption of hot beverages, c. 1500 to c. 1900.' In: Nützenadel, Alexander and Trentmann, Frank, (eds.), Food and globalization: consumption, markets and politics in the modern world. Oxford: Berg, pp. 37-55.

Clarence-Smith, William (2007) 'Southeast Asia and Southern Africa in the maritime horse trade of the Indian Ocean, c. 1800-1914.' In: Bankoff, Greg and Swart, Sandra, (eds.), Breeds of empire; the 'invention' of the horse in Southeast Asia and Southern Africa, 1500-1950. Copenhagen: NIAS Press, pp. 21-32.

Clarence-Smith, William (2007) 'Scientific and technological interchanges between the Islamic world and Europe, c. 1450-c. 1800.' In: Cavaciocchi, Simonetta, (ed.), Relazioni economiche tra Europa e mondo islamico, secc. XIII-XVIII [Europe's economic relations with the Islamic world, 13th-18th centuries], vol. 2. Prato: Le Monnier, pp. 719-737.

Clarence-Smith, William (2005) 'El cacao en Chiapas durante el largo siglo XIX'.' In: Olivera, Mercedes and Palomo, María-Dolores, (eds.), Chiapas: de la independencia a la revolución. Publicaciones de la Casa Chata (Mexico), pp. 233-51.

Clarence-Smith, William (2005) 'Islam and the abolition of the slave trade and slavery in the Indian Ocean'.' In: Campbell, Gwyn, (ed.), Abolition and its aftermath in the Indian Ocean Africa and Asia. Routledge (UK), pp. 137-49.

Clarence-Smith, William (2005) 'Lebanese and other Middle Eastern migrants in the Philippines.' In: Usuki, Akira and Bajunid, Omar F. and Yamagishi, Tomoko, (eds.), Population movement beyond the Middle East; migration diaspora and network. Osaka: National Museum of Ethnology, pp. 115-143. (JCAS Symposium Series 17)

Clarence-Smith, William (2004) 'Middle-Eastern entrepreneurs in Southeast Asia, c. 1750-c.1940.' In: Baghdiantz, Ina and Harlaftis, Gelina and Ioanna, &, (eds.), Diaspora entrepreneurial networks, four centuries of history. Berg (UK), pp. 217-44.

Clarence-Smith, William (2004) 'Cape to Siberia; the Indian Ocean and China Sea trade in equids.' In: Killingray, David and Lincoln, Margarette and Rigby, Nigel, (eds.), Maritime empires; British imperial maritime trade in the nineteenth century. Boydell and Brewer (Woodbridge), pp. 48-67.

Clarence-Smith, William (2004) 'Horse Breeding in Mainland Southeast Asia and its Borderlands.' In: Boomgaard, P. and Henley, D., (eds.), Smallholders and Stockbreeders. History of Foodcrop and Livestock Farming in Southeast Asia. KITLV Press, pp. 189-210.

Clarence-Smith, William and STopik, (2003) 'Conclusion: new propositions and a research agenda.' In: W.G.Clarence-Smith, and S.Topik, , (eds.), The global coffee economy in Africa, Asia and Latin America, 1500-1989. UNSPECIFIED, pp. 385-410.

Clarence-Smith, William and STopik, (2003) 'Introduction: coffee and global development.' In: W.G.Clarence-Smith, and S.Topik, , (eds.), The global coffee economy in Africa, Asia and Latin America, 1500-1989. Cambridge University Press, pp. 1-17.

Clarence-Smith, William (2003) 'The coffee crisis in Asia, Africa and the Pacific, 1870-1914.' In: W.G.Clarence-Smith, and S.Topik, , (eds.), The global coffee economy in Africa, Asian and Latin America, 1500-1989. UNSPECIFIED, pp. 100-119.

Clarence-Smith, William (2003) 'The Coffee Crisis in Asia, Africa, and the Pacific, 1870-1914.' In: Clarence-Smith, W.G. and Topik, S., (eds.), The Global Coffee Economy in Africa, Asia and Latin America, 1500-1989. Cambridge University Press, pp. 100-119.

Clarence-Smith, William (2002) 'Horse trading: the economic role of Arabs in the Lesser Sunda Islands, c.1800 to c.1940.' In: de Jonge, Huub and Kaptein, Nico, (eds.), Transcending borders; Arabs, politics, trade and Islam in Southeast Asia. Leiden: KITLV Press, pp. 143-162.

Clarence-Smith, William (2002) 'The rise and fall of Hadhrami shipping in the Indian Ocean, c.1750 - c.1940.' In: Parkin, D and Barnes, R, (eds.), Ships and the development of maritime technology across the Indian Ocean. Routledge Curzon (London), pp. 227-258.

Clarence-Smith, William (2001) 'The spread of coffee cultivation in Asia, from the seventeenth to the early nineteenth century.' In: Tuchscherer, Michel, (ed.), Le commerce du café avant l’ère des plantations coloniales. Institut Français d’Archéologie Orientale (Cairo), pp. 371-84.

Clarence-Smith, William (2001) 'Indian and Arab entrepreneurs in eastern Africa, 1800-1914.' In: Bonin, H and Cahen, M, (eds.), Négoce blanc en Afrique Noire; l’évolution du commerce à longue distance en Afrique Noire, du 18e au 20e siècles. Société Française d’Histoire d’Outremer (Paris), pp. 335-49.

Clarence-Smith, William (2000) 'The Impact of 1898 on Spanish trade and investment in the Philippines.' In: Macdonald/, C, (ed.), Old ties and new solidarities: Studies on Philippine communities. Ateneo de Manila University Press (Manila), pp. 234-68.

Clarence-Smith, William (1997) 'The Rivaud-Hallet plantation group in the economic crises of the inter-war years.' In: Lanthier/H, P, (ed.), Private enterprises during economic crises: tactics and strategies. Legas (Ottawa), pp. 117-32.

Clarence-Smith, William (1997) 'Hadhramaut and the Hadhrami diaspora in the modern colonial era: an introductory survey [and] The economic role of the Hadhrami diaspora in the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden [and] Hadhrami entrepreneurs in the Malay world c 1740-1940.' In: Freitag, Ulrike and Clarence-Smith, W. G., (eds.), Hadhrami traders scholars and statesmen in the Indian Ocean 1750s to 1960s. E J Brill. (Social, Economic and Political Studies of the Middle East and Asia; 57)

Articles

Clarence-Smith, William (2012) 'Grands et petits planteurs de caoutchouc en Afrique, 1934-1973.' Économie Rurale: Agricultures, Alimentations, Territoires, 330-31 . pp. 88-102.

Clarence-Smith, William (2011) 'The Portuguese empire and the “battle for rubber” in the Second World War.' Portuguese Studies Review, 19 (1-2). pp. 177-196.

Clarence-Smith, William (2008) 'Islam and female genital cutting in Southeast Asia: the weight of the past.' Journal of Ethnicity and Migration, 3 (2). pp. 14-22.

Clarence-Smith, William (2008) 'Eunuques et concubines dans le Sud-est asiatique musulman.' Le Banian (6). pp. 56-66.

Clarence-Smith, William (2007) 'Eunuchs and concubines in the history of Islamic Southeast Asia.' Manusya, Journal of Humanities. Special issue on ‘Sexuality in Southeast Asian history', s14 . pp. 8-19.

Clarence-Smith, William (2007) 'Islam and the abolition of slavery.' Centre for Islamic Studies Newsletter (London School of Theology) (16). pp. 3-4.

Clarence-Smith, William (2004) 'Middle Eastern Migrants in the Philippines: Entrepreneurs and Cultural Brokers.' Asian Journal of Social Science, 32 (3). pp. 425-57.

Clarence-Smith, William (2004) 'Elephants, horses, and the coming of Islam to Northern Sumatra.' Indonesia and the Malay World, 32, 93 . pp. 271-84.

Monographs

Clarence-Smith, William (2009) The battle for rubber in the Second World War: cooperation and resistance. Open University and Institute for the Study of the Americas, Commodities of empire working paper No. 14.

Book Reviews

Clarence-Smith, William (2010) 'Synthetic and temperate rubber in the interwar years and during World War II.' Journal of Global History, 5 (1). pp. 171-176.

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