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Arc of Containment: Britain, the United States, and Anticommunism in Southeast Asia

Wen-Qing Ngoei

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781501716409
eISBN:
9781501716423
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501716409.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This book recasts the history of American empire in Southeast and East Asia from the Pacific War through the end of U.S. intervention in Vietnam. It argues that anticommunist nationalism in Southeast ... More


Introduction: Recovering the Regional Dimensions of U.S. Policy toward Southeast Asia

Wen-Qing Ngoei

in Arc of Containment: Britain, the United States, and Anticommunism in Southeast Asia

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781501716409
eISBN:
9781501716423
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501716409.003.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This introduction presents an overview of the book’s study of imperial transition in Southeast Asia from the colonial order through Anglo-American predominance to U.S. empire. It explains that the ... More


Patriot Games: How British Nation-Building Colonialism Inspired the United States

Wen-Qing Ngoei

in Arc of Containment: Britain, the United States, and Anticommunism in Southeast Asia

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781501716409
eISBN:
9781501716423
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501716409.003.0003
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter analyzes American responses to Britain’s nation-building policies in Malaya during the British campaign against the Malayan Communist Party (MCP), a struggle that London dubbed the ... More


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