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The Cold War in Asia [electronic resource] : the battle for hearts and minds /
edited by Zheng Yangwen, Hong Liu, Michael Szonyi.
imprint
Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2010.
description
xiv, 268 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
ISBN
9004175377 (hard cover : acid-free paper), 9789004175372 (hard cover : acid-free paper)
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imprint
Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2010.
isbn
9004175377 (hard cover : acid-free paper)
9789004175372 (hard cover : acid-free paper)
restrictions
Licensed for access by U. of T. users.
catalogue key
11664257
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
A Look Inside
About the Author
Author Affiliation
Zheng Yangwen, Ph. D (2001) in History, University of Cambridge, teaches Chinese history at the University of Manchester. She is the author of the Social Life of Opium in China (Cambridge University Press, 2005). Hong Liu is professor of East Asian Studies and the founding director of the Centre for Chinese Studies at the University of Manchester. His most recent publication is China and the Shaping of Indonesia, 1949-1965 (National University of Singapore Press, forthcoming). Michael Szonyi is professor of Chinese history in the Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations at Harvard University. His most recent book is Cold War Island: Quemoy on the Front Line (Cambridge University Press, 2008).
Reviews
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This volume represents a significant and timely contribution to the growing fields of international history and of 'new' Cold War Studies. Matthew Johnson, Grinnell College
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Summaries
Bowker Data Service Summary
This volume argues that attention to what has been conventionally considered the periphery is essential to a full understanding of the global Cold War. This volume also argues for a shift in focus from diplomacy and high politics alone towards research into the culture of the Cold War era and its public diplomacy.
Main Description
The Cold War stayed cold in Europe but it was hot in Asia. Its legacy lives on in the region. In none of the three dominant historiographical paradigms: orthodox, revisionist and post-revisionist, does Asia, or the rest of the Third World, figure with much significance. What happens to these narratives if we put them to the test in Asia? This volume argues that attention to what has been conventionally considered the periphery is essential to a full understanding of the global Cold War. Foregrounding Asia necessarily leads to a re-assessment of the dominant narratives. This volume also argues for a shift in focus from diplomacy and high politics alone towards research into the culture of the Cold War era and its public diplomacy.
Description for Reader
All those interested in the global Cold War, political and cultural history of postcolonial Asia, China's changing interactions with other Asian countries, and the Chinese diaspora.
Main Description
This volume argues that attention to what were conventionally considered peripheral regions is essential to a full understanding of the global Cold War. Foregrounding Asia necessarily leads to a re-assessment of the dominant narratives that have defined Cold War Studies.
Table of Contents
List of Figuresp. vii
Acknowledgementp. ix
List of Contributorsp. xi
Introduction: New Approaches to the Study of the Cold War in Asiap. 1
World System and Asian Order
What Cold War in Asia? An Interpretative Essayp. 15
Only Yesterday: China, Japan and the Transformation of East Asiap. 25
The Propaganda War
U Nu, China and the ƓBurmeseƶ Cold War: Propaganda in Burma in the 1950sp. 41
Communism, Containment and the Chinese Overseasp. 59
Limits to Propaganda: Hong Kong's Leftist Media in the Cold War and Beyondp. 95
Women's Liberation in China during the Cold Warp. 119
The Historicity of China's Soft Power: The PRC and the Cultural Politics of Indonesia, 1945-1965p. 147
The Export and Globalisation Of Maoism
Transpacific Solidarities: A Mexican Case Study on the Diffusion of Maoism in Latin Americap. 185
Mao and the Swedish United Front against USAp. 217
Bibliographyp. 241
Indexp. 259
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