#39534 Overall Influence

John Sydenham Furnivall

British scholar


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John Sydenham Furnivall was a British-born colonial public servant and writer in Burma. He is credited with coining the concept of the plural society and had a noted career as an influential historian of Southeast Asia, particularly of the Dutch East Indies and British Burma. He published several books over a long career, including the influential Colonial Policy and Practice and wrote for more than 20 major journals, although his work is now criticized as being Eurocentric and biased in favor of continued colonialism.

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Leiden University

University in Leiden, Netherlands

University of Cambridge

Collegiate public research university in Cambridge, England, United Kingdom

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#3472 World Rank