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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


The Friendly Kings: Southeast Asia’s Transition from Anglo-American Predominance to U.S. Hegemony

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/9781501716409.003.0006
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter examines Southeast Asia’s imperial transition from Anglo-American predominance to U.S. hegemony between the late 1960s and mid-1970s, a product of British decolonization strategies in ... More


Coda: The “Reverse Domino Effect”

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/9781501716409.003.0007
Subject:
History, Asian History

This coda concludes the book by examining how the United States and its Southeast Asian allies responded to the fall of Saigon to communist forces in 1975. It shows that the regimes of the arc of ... More


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