Professor Tim Harper focuses on history of Southeast Asia and lead School of the Humanities and Social Sciences.
Professor Harper is also a Director of the Centre for History and Economics, a Publishing Member of Cambridge University Press and a Consulting Editor of Modern Asian Studies.
Tim Harper's research interests are centered on the history of modern Southeast Asia and the region's global connections. His first book, The End of Empire and the Making of Malaya (1999), was a study of war, communist rebellion and the achievement of independence in Malaya and Singapore.
Since then, he has published, with Christopher Bayly, a two-volume account of the Second World War and its aftermath in South and Southeast Asia, Forgotten Armies (2004) and Forgotten Wars (2007). His recent work has focused on mobility and interactions across Asia, and the sites, networks and ideas that emerged from this, as featured in Underground Asia: Global Revolutionaries and the Assault on Empire (2020).
Source: University of Cambridge Faculty of History