Catalogue


Dynamics of the cold war in Asia : ideology, identity, and culture /
edited by Tuong Vu and Wasana Wongsurawat.
imprint
New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2009.
description
xi, 234 p.
ISBN
0230621945 (alk. paper), 9780230621947 (alk. paper)
format(s)
Book
Holdings
More Details
imprint
New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2009.
isbn
0230621945 (alk. paper)
9780230621947 (alk. paper)
catalogue key
7037171
A Look Inside
About the Author
Author Affiliation
Tuong Vu is Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science, University of Oregon. He is the author of Paths to Development in Asia: South Korea, Vietnam, China, and Indonesia (2010); and co-editor (with Erik Kuhonta and Dan Slater) of Southeast Asia in Political Science: Theory, Region and Qualitative Analysis (2008). He is also guest editor (with Ed Miller) of a recent Special Issue of the Journal of Vietnamese Studies about the New Scholarship on the Vietnam War. Wasana Wongsurawat is Lecturer in modern Chinese History at the Department of History, Faculty of Arts, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok. Her recent publications include, The Foreign Print Capitalism that Founded a Nation: The Role of Overseas Chinese Newspapers in the Emergence of Thai Nationalism, Journal of Asiatic Studies (vol.1 no. 3, September 2008), and Contending for a Claim on Civilization: The Sino-Thai Struggle to Control Overseas Chinese Education in Thailand, Journal of Chinese Overseas (vol.4 no, 2, November 2008).
Reviews
Review Quotes
"Cold War history has been dominated for too long by those who thought they knew who were directing the Cold War around the world. Recent studies have begun to show how misleading that was. The authors in this volume have gone further to examine the active roles that Asian leaders played. They convincingly prove that the leaders were guided not only by national or developmental concerns but were also moved by cultural ideals that reflected both their own traditions and their response to universalist and internationalist aspirations. The important contributions made here challenge all historians to think afresh about the place of smaller powers in global affairs."--Wang Gungwu, University Professor, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, National University of Singapore "This volume makes a major contribution to the field by re-centering the origins and development of the Cold War in Asia, and demonstrating how crucial Asia was to the conflict. It uses rich, empirical cases, many of them never before presented in English, to explore the way in which the Cold War reshaped East and Southeast Asia - and how those developments in turn shaped the global Cold War. This is essential reading for all serious scholars of the postwar era."--Rana Mitter, author of A Bitter Revolution: China's Struggle with the Modern World
"Cold War history has been dominated for too long by those who thought they knew who were directing the Cold War around the world. Recent studies have begun to show how misleading that was. The authors in this volume have gone further to examine the active roles that Asian leaders played. They convincingly prove that the leaders were guided not only by national or developmental concerns but were also moved by cultural ideals that reflected both their own traditions and their response to universalist and internationalist aspirations. The important contributions made here challenge all historians to think afresh about the place of smaller powers in global affairs."--Wang Gungwu, University Professor, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, National University of Singapore"This volume makes a major contribution to the field by re-centering the origins and development of the Cold War in Asia, and demonstrating how crucial Asia was to the conflict. It uses rich, empirical cases, many of them never before presented in English, to explore the way in which the Cold War reshaped East and Southeast Asia - and how those developments in turn shaped the global Cold War. This is essential reading for all serious scholars of the postwar era."--Rana Mitter, author ofA Bitter Revolution: China's Struggle with the Modern World
To find out how to look for other reviews, please see our guides to finding book reviews in the Sciences or Social Sciences and Humanities.
Summaries
Description for Bookstore
The approaches employed are a mixture of historical, cultural, discourse, and literary analysis
Main Description
This book focuses on the cultural front of the Cold War in Asia, in particular the ideologies and identities of Asian actors and the complex cultural networks undergirding the security blocs on this continent. Contributors to this book are specialists of both Northeast and Southeast Asia who hail from many disciplines, including cultural history, diplomatic history, political science, anthropology, and architecture. Using fresh sources, including government documents, diplomatic dispatches, personal records, architectural designs, novels, and newspaper columns, the contributors place Asian actors at the center of the Cold War and challenge existing scholarship that depicts them as either puppets or victims of the superpowers. Book jacket.
Main Description
This book focuses on the neglected cultural front of the Cold War in Asia to explore the mindsets of Asian actors and untangle the complex cultural alliances that undergirded the security blocs on this continent.
Bowker Data Service Summary
This text focuses on the neglected cultural front of the Cold War in Asia to explore the mindsets of Asian actors and untangle the complex cultural alliances that undergirded the security blocs on this continent.
Main Description
This book focuses on the neglected cultural front of the Cold War in Asia to explore the mindsets of Asian actors and untangle the complex cultural alliances that undergirded the security blocs on this continent. Our research is based primarily on archival sources, including government documents, diplomatic dispatches, and personal records. Some chapters also investigate architectural designs, novels, newspaper columns, and other writings by important Asian authors. The approaches employed are a mixture of historical, cultural, discourse, and literary analysis. The book can be adopted for graduate seminars on Asian modern history and Cold War history and politics, and will be especially useful to scholars and graduate students in contemporary Asian history (both cultural and political history) and in Cold War studies.
Table of Contents
List of Figures and Tablep. vii
List of Contributorsp. ix
Acknowledgmentsp. xiii
Cold War Studies and the Cultural Cold War in Asiap. 1
The Early South Vietnamese Critique of Communismp. 17
ôTo Be Patriotic is to Build Socialismö: Communist Ideology in Vietnam's Civil Warp. 33
Indonesian Architectural Culture during Guided Democracy (1959-1965): Sukarno and the Works of Friedrich Silabanp. 53
Relocating Socialism: Asia, Socialism, Communism, and the PAP Departure from the Socialist International in 1976p. 73
Inventing a Proletarian Fiction for China: The Stalin Prize, Cultural Diplomacy, and the Creation of a Pan-Socialist Identityp. 93
Communist Vanguard Contest in East Asia during the 1960s and 1970sp. 113
The Rhetorical as Political: The Ramon Magsaysay Award and the Making of a Cold War Culture in Asiap. 127
Expulsion for a Mistranslated Poem: The Diplomatic Aspects of North Korean Cultural Policiesp. 145
From Yaowaraj to Plabplachai: The Thai State and Ethnic Chinese in Thailand during the Cold Warp. 165
Notesp. 187
Indexp. 225
Table of Contents provided by Ingram. All Rights Reserved.

This information is provided by a service that aggregates data from review sources and other sources that are often consulted by libraries, and readers. The University does not edit this information and merely includes it as a convenience for users. It does not warrant that reviews are accurate. As with any review users should approach reviews critically and where deemed necessary should consult multiple review sources. Any concerns or questions about particular reviews should be directed to the reviewer and/or publisher.

  link to old catalogue

Report a problem