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Introduction: Opening the Curtain

Ryan M. Irwin

in Gordian Knot: Apartheid and the Unmaking of the Liberal World Order

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199855612
eISBN:
9780199979882
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199855612.003.0000
Subject:
History, Political History, World Modern History

This introduction frames the major themes of this book. It begins with a vignette from the Bandung conference that highlights apartheid’s importance to the decolonization project. The introduction ... More


Worlds of Color

Dohra Ahmad

in Landscapes of Hope: Anti-Colonial Utopianism in America

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195332766
eISBN:
9780199868124
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195332766.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter analyzes the utopian fiction of Pauline Hopkins and W. E. B. Du Bois. In response to a long-standing problem with emplacement, both authors use their fiction to manufacture idealized ... More


The Colonial Argument

Arvind Sharma

in Are Human Rights Western?: A Contribution to the Dialogue of Civilizations

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195679489
eISBN:
9780199081714
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195679489.003.0026
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter examines the colonial argument for the claim that human rights are Western. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights has been labelled or at least treated by some as Western on account ... More


The International Minimum: Creativity and Contradiction in Japan's Global Engagement, 1933-1964

Jessamyn R. Abel

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824841072
eISBN:
9780824868086
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824841072.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

For most of the twentieth century, a rhetoric of international cooperation for peace and stability persisted as the lingua franca of foreign relations in Japan and around the world, even during the ... More


Rhetoric and Routine: The Last Vestiges of Western Dominance

Mary Ann Heiss

in Fulfilling the Sacred Trust: The UN Campaign for International Accountability for Dependent Territories in the Era of Decolonization

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781501752704
eISBN:
9781501752728
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501752704.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter looks at the Committee on Information's second three-year term from 1953 to 1955, which marks the temporal parameters on its previous term from 1950 to 1952. It examines the presidential ... More


From Yijiangshan to Bandung

Pang Yang Huei

in Strait Rituals: China, Taiwan, and the United States in the Taiwan Strait Crises, 1954-1958

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9789888208302
eISBN:
9789888455652
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888208302.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

On 18 January 1955, the PRC upped the ante by recovering the obscure Nationalist-controlled Yijiangshan islands as a prelude to occupying the neighboring Dachen islands. In a news conference on 16 ... More


Introduction

Julian Millie

in Hearing Allah's Call: Preaching and Performance in Indonesian Islam

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781501713118
eISBN:
9781501709609
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501713118.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

West Java is a diverse Islamic society in which different segments attach contrasting meanings to Islamic communications. Many Muslims are accustomed to listening to preachers when carrying out their ... More


Federated Ocean States: Archipelagic Visions of the Third World at Midcentury

Michelle A. Stephens

in Beyond Windrush: Rethinking Postwar Anglophone Caribbean Literature

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781628464757
eISBN:
9781628464801
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628464757.003.0014
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

Placing CLR James’s utopian plan for Caribbean federation alongside Indonesia’s self-presentation as an archipelagic state, this chapter illuminates a critical but overlooked element in the history ... More


Introduction

Manjari Chatterjee Miller

in Wronged by Empire: Post-Imperial Ideology and Foreign Policy in India and China

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780804786522
eISBN:
9780804788434
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804786522.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

The introduction shows that two new arguments form the basis of this book: first that international relations theory is incomplete without systematically accounting for the colonialism and its ... More


PII: Discord and Discourse in the UN

Manjari Chatterjee Miller

in Wronged by Empire: Post-Imperial Ideology and Foreign Policy in India and China

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780804786522
eISBN:
9780804788434
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804786522.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

The second chapter uses statistical analysis to establish the existence of a discourse of victimhood in countries that have experienced colonialism. It uses a new method to analyze speeches from 1993 ... More


PII and the Sino-Indian Border Negotiations of 1960

Manjari Chatterjee Miller

in Wronged by Empire: Post-Imperial Ideology and Foreign Policy in India and China

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780804786522
eISBN:
9780804788434
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804786522.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Chapter three makes use of previously unused archival documents to look at the 1960 border negotiations between India and China, the last of such negotiations between the two countries before they ... More


Diaspora as Foreign Policy

Itty Abraham

in How India Became Territorial: Foreign Policy, Diaspora, Geopolitics

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780804791632
eISBN:
9780804792684
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804791632.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter examines diaspora as a territorializing practice of foreign policy. It is concerned with understanding the changes in India's diaspora policy, from inclusion during the colonial period, ... More


On Track: Spontaneous Privatization of Public Urban Land

Christian Lund

in Nine-Tenths of the Law: Enduring Dispossession in Indonesia

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780300251074
eISBN:
9780300255560
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300251074.003.0006
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter analyzes struggles over urban space in Bandung, a city of some two-and-a-half million inhabitants. It focuses on a particular piece of land, a strip alongside a now inoperative railway ... More


Bandung’s Fate

Kevin Crow

in Contingency in International Law: On the Possibility of Different Legal Histories

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780192898036
eISBN:
9780191924484
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780192898036.003.0026
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter argues that the 1955 Bandung Conference’s anticlimactic impact is most usefully understood in the present as inevitable, yet its normative surplus remains valuable. It describes a ... More


Engineering the human soul in 1950s Indonesia and Singapore

Simon Soon (ed.)

in Art, Global Maoism and the Chinese Cultural Revolution

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781526117465
eISBN:
9781526150486
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7765/9781526117472.00008
Subject:
Art, Art History

Simon Soon’s chapter discusses the development of leftist art discourses in Singapore and Indonesia by examining a selection of manifestos and texts alongside artworks. Close readings unearth oblique ... More


Barnett Bestrides the Globe

Gerald Horne

in The Rise and Fall of the Associated Negro Press: Claude Barnett's Pan-African News and the Jim Crow Paradox

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780252041198
eISBN:
9780252099762
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252041198.003.0010
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter discusses the epochal meeting of mostly Asian and African nations in Bandung, Indonesia. Bandung was not just a turning point for the world; it was also a turning point for Claude ... More


Method Men: The Praxis of Anticolonial Resistance

Jeffrey James Byrne

in Mecca of Revolution: Algeria, Decolonization, and the Third World Order

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780199899142
eISBN:
9780190498979
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199899142.003.0002
Subject:
History, Political History, World Modern History

This chapter examines the evolution of the Algerian nationalist movement in a global context from World War I to 1958–1959, or the midpoint of the Algerian War of Independence, 1954–1962. It argues ... More


Beyond the Color Curtain: The Metonymic Color Politics of the Tricontinental and the (New) Global South

Anne Garland Mahler

in The Global South Atlantic

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780823277872
eISBN:
9780823280490
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823277872.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This essay argues that tricontinentalism—the ideology disseminated through the expansive cultural production of the Cold War alliance of liberation movements from Africa, Asia, and Latin America ... More


Seeking Order and Stability

William O. Walker III

in The Rise and Decline of the American Century

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781501726132
eISBN:
9781501726149
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501726132.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter examines how the Eisenhower administration sought to bring stability to a changing world. Global containment remained at the heart of grand strategy, focusing on developments in the ... More


Reading Maya Angelou, Reading Black Internationalist Feminism Today

Cheryl Higashida

in Black Internationalist Feminism: Women Writers of the Black Left, 1945-1995

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036507
eISBN:
9780252093548
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036507.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This chapter examines selections from Maya Angelou's autobiographies, identifying late-twentieth-century legacy of the post-World War II anticolonial Black Left. On one hand, Angelou's ... More


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