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Connecting histories

Connecting histories

Decolonization and the Cold War in Southeast Asia, 1945-1962
Éditeur : Woodrow Wilson Center Press ; Stanford University Press
Collection : Cold War International History Project series
Classée dans : 2009 | Sciences humaines | Recherche

Connecting_histories_72_1269031140Connecting Histories: Decolonization and the Cold War in Southeast Asia draws on newly available archival documentation from both Western and Asian coun­tries to explore decolo­nization, the Cold War, and the establishment of a new international order in post-World War II Southeast Asia.

Major historical forces inter­sected here-of power, politics, economics, and culture-on trajecto­ries East to West, North to South, across the South itself, and along less defined tracks. Especially important, democratic-communist competitions sought the loyalties of Southeast Asian national­ists, even as some colonial powers sought to resume their prewar dominance. These intersections are the focus of the contribu­tions to this book, which use new sources and approaches to examine some of the most impor­tant historical trajectories of the twentieth cen­tury in Burma, Vietnam, Malaysia, and a number of other countries.

Auteur UQAM: Christopher Goscha.