William Clarence-Smith

Position / Job title: Professor of the Economic History of Asia and Africa

Department: Department of History

Institution: SOAS

E-mail address: wc2@soas.ac.uk

Research Interests:

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

Publications

Book Chapters:

  • 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 (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)

Books:

  • William, Clarence-Smith (2006) Islam and the Abolition of Slavery. Hurst & Company.
  • Clarence-Smith, William (2000) Cocoa and Chocolate 1765-1914. Routledge.
  • 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.

Journal Articles:

  • 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 (2007) 'Islam and the abolition of slavery.' Centre for Islamic Studies Newsletter (London School of Theology) (16). pp. 3-4.
  • Clarence-Smith, William (2004) 'Elephants, horses, and the coming of Islam to Northern Sumatra.' Indonesia and the Malay World, 32, 93 . pp. 271-84.