Prasenjit Duara is Oscar Tang Professor of East Asian Studies at Duke University and former President of the Association for Asian Studies. He is the author of Decolonization: Perspectives from Now and Then (Rewriting Histories).
So, what motivated imperialist domination? By that, you probably mean specifically European imperialist domination. It began apparently with the Crusades. Europeans soldiers wanted to access more directly the trade of Asian goods, coming from South Asia, East Asia and different parts of West Asia, which they found very useful and [...]
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