Carl A. Trocki


Carl A. Trocki is an American historian specializing in the history of Southeast Asia and China. He was formerly Professor of Asian Studies at the Queensland University of Technology and Director of the Centre for Community and Cross-Cultural Studies. He is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities.[1][2][3]

He holds a Ph.D. in Southeast Asian history from Cornell University.[4]

His academic publications include studies of Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, the Chinese diaspora, and the history of the drug trade in China and South-East Asia.[5]


  • Prince of Pirates: The Temenggongs and the Development of Johor and Singapore, 1784–1885, University of Singapore Press, Singapore, 1979, second edition: 2007.
  • Opium and Empire: Chinese Society in Colonial Singapore, 1800–1910, Cornell University Press, Ithaca, NY, 1990.
  • Gangsters, Democracy and the State (Editor), Cornell Southeast Asia Program, Ithaca, New York, 1998.
  • Opium, Empire and the Global Political Economy: A History of the Asian Opium Trade, 1750-1950, Routledge Ltd., London & New York, 1999, reprinted in 2005.
  • Singapore: Wealth, Power and the Culture of Control, Routledge, London & New York, 2006.
  • Paths Not Taken: Political Pluralism in Postwar Singapore (Editor, with Michael D. Barr), University of Hawaii Press, ISBN 997169378X, 2009


  1. ^ Carl Trocki's profile at the Ohio University database
  2. ^ "QUT Search - results for 'trocki'". Retrieved 11 January 2017.
  3. ^ Trocki, C. (2012). Opium, Empire and the Global Political Economy: A Study of the Asian Opium Trade 1750-1950. Taylor & Francis. ISBN 9781135118990. Retrieved 11 January 2017.
  4. ^ Barr, M.D.; Trocki, C.A. (2008). Paths Not Taken: Political Pluralism in Post-war Singapore. SINGAPORE University Press. ISBN 9789971693787. Retrieved 11 January 2017.
  5. ^ Cooke, N.; Li, T. (2004). Water Frontier: Commerce and the Chinese in the Lower Mekong Region, 1750-1880. Singapore University Press. p. 202. ISBN 9780742530836. Retrieved 11 January 2017.