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"There was a young lady called Starky, who had an affair with a darkie. The result of her sins, were triplets not twins; one Black, one White and one Khaki."
Liesbeth Rosen Jacobson, in het article 'Blacky-whites, cheechees and eight-annas' (in TSEG 2016 no 2 ) analyses the fictional portrayal of these 'khaki' children. Eurasians were the 'result' of unions between European men and Asian women in the colonial period. Ethnic stereotyping persisted into the postcolonial period.

Rosen takes a comparative approach and looks at Indo-Europeans from the Dutch East Indies (e.g. Couperus), Anglo-Indians from British India (e.g. E.M.Forster) and métis from French Indochina (e.g. Chivas Baron). 

Other research articles in TSEG 2016 no 2:

  • The organization of mercantile capitalism in the Low Countries: private partnerships in early modern Antwerp (1480-1620) by Bram van Hofstraeten
  • Mobiliteit bij veroordeelde landlopers in Belgie (1870-1914/30 by Rik Vercammen and Anne Winter
  • De schaking als huwelijksstrategie in 15de eeuws Leuven by Chanelle Delameillieure


1 November 2016