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The Ambiguities of Semicolonial Power in Thailand

Peter A. Jackson

in The Ambiguous Allure of the West: Traces of the Colonial in Thailand

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622091214
eISBN:
9789882207493
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622091214.003.0002
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter examines the history of Siamese/Thai attitudes to the West in relation to the situation of both colonized and other nominally independent societies. Drawing on postcolonial ... More


Possible Patterns of German Collapse: (September 21, 1943)

Franz Neumann, Herbert Marcuse, and Felix Gilbert

in Secret Reports on Nazi Germany: The Frankfurt School Contribution to the War Effort

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691134130
eISBN:
9781400846467
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691134130.003.0010
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter considers the prospects facing Nazi Germany amid World War II by reviewing the patterns of German collapse in 1918. The breakdown of resistance in World War I was in the first instance a ... More


Berlin on the Brink: The Blockade, the Airlift, and the Early Cold War

Daniel Harrington

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780813136134
eISBN:
9780813136837
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813136134.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

No place symbolizes the Cold War more than Berlin. This book examines the “Berlin question” from its origin in wartime plans for the occupation of Germany through the Paris Council of Foreign ... More


“A Gleam of Light in Asia”

Geoffrey B. Robinson

in The Killing Season: A History of the Indonesian Massacres, 1965-66

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691196497
eISBN:
9781400888863
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691196497.003.0007
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter argues that in the crucial six months after the alleged coup of October 1, 1965, Western powers encouraged the army to move forcefully against the Left, facilitated widespread violence ... More


Introduction

Daniel F. Harrington

in Berlin on the Brink: The Blockade, the Airlift, and the Early Cold War

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780813136134
eISBN:
9780813136837
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813136134.003.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

The introduction outlines differences between standard accounts of the Berlin blockade and the interpretation offered here. Earlier accounts fail to explain why wartime planners created Western ... More


The Making of Soviet Foreign Policy

Oleg Troyanovsky

in Nikita Khrushchev

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300076356
eISBN:
9780300128093
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300076356.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, Russian Politics

This chapter focuses on Khrushchev's foreign policy. It addresses the much-debated question of why Khrushchev declared a Berlin ultimatum in November 1958, thus transforming his hitherto measured ... More


Divided Allies: Strategic Cooperation against the Communist Threat in the Asia-Pacific during the Early Cold War

Thomas K Robb and David James Gill

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781501741845
eISBN:
9781501741869
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501741845.001.0001
Subject:
History, Political History

By directly challenging existing accounts of post-World War II relations among the United States of America, the United Kingdom, Australia, and New Zealand, this book is a significant contribution to ... More


The Argument by Human Suffering

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/9780195679489.003.0025
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter examines the argument that human rights are Western in the way in which it construes human suffering. The emphasis on civil rights and the neglect of social and economic rights seem ... More


Introduction

Thomas K. Robb and David James Gill

in Divided Allies: Strategic Cooperation against the Communist Threat in the Asia-Pacific during the Early Cold War

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781501741845
eISBN:
9781501741869
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501741845.003.0001
Subject:
History, Political History

This introductory chapter provides an overview of post-World War II relations among the four Western powers: the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, and New Zealand. In contrast to the broad ... More


The Costs of Compromise

Thomas K. Robb and David James Gill

in Divided Allies: Strategic Cooperation against the Communist Threat in the Asia-Pacific during the Early Cold War

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781501741845
eISBN:
9781501741869
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501741845.003.0008
Subject:
History, Political History

This chapter studies the Southeast Asia Treaty Organization (SEATO). After almost a decade since the end of World War II, the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, and New Zealand once again ... More


The Rise of “Western” Musketry, 1841–1860

D. Colin Jaundrill

in Samurai to Soldier: Remaking Military Service in Nineteenth-Century Japan

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781501703096
eISBN:
9781501706097
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501703096.003.0002
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter describes the final three decades of the Tokugawa period, during which the world of Japan's warriors began to change rapidly and irreparably. For over two hundred years, hereditary ... More


“Occidentaiists”: Engaging the Western “Other,” Medieval Perceptions, and Modern Realities

in Jews, Christians, and the Abode of Islam: Modern Scholarship, Medieval Realities

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226471075
eISBN:
9780226471099
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226471099.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter covers the manner in which orientalist scholarship has been used to further the political aims of Western powers and their surrogates. Orientalists were regarded as complicit in ... More


Pathos Versus Pestilence

Józef Mackiewicz

in The Triumph of Provocation

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300145694
eISBN:
9780300145700
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300145694.003.0018
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter discusses the damages caused by communism. It describes the errors committed by the Western powers in relation to international communism and offers arguments against those who ... More


The World War I Experience

Thomas W. Burkman

in Japan and the League of Nations: Empire and World Order, 1914-1938

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824829827
eISBN:
9780824869144
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824829827.003.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter examines the effects of the First World War to Japanese diplomacy. The Great War created circumstances—economic hardship in Europe and an aggressive mentality in America—that would turn ... More


Wielding the Moral Club

Ian Buruma

in A Matter of Principle: Humanitarian Arguments for War in Iraq

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520244863
eISBN:
9780520932166
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520244863.003.0010
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter discusses the different opinions and criticisms, mostly apathetic, made by media personalities on the war in Iraq. Those who opposed it have perfectly valid reasons to be critical of US ... More


Japan and the League of Nations: Empire and World Order, 1914-1938

Thomas W. Burkman

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824829827
eISBN:
9780824869144
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824829827.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

Japan joined the League of Nations in 1920 as a charter member and one of four permanent members of the League Council. Until conflict arose between Japan and the organization over the 1931 ... More


The Impact of Colonialism and Nationalism in the Archaeology of Thailand

Rasmi Shoocongdej

in Selective Remembrances: Archaeology in the Construction, Commemoration, and Consecration of National Pasts

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226450582
eISBN:
9780226450643
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226450643.003.0014
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Global

This chapter examines how the dynamics of nationalism affect the nature of archaeological research in Southeast Asia, focusing on Thailand. It argues that the Thai state was caught between expanding ... More


Blind Spot

M. A. Thomas

in Govern Like Us: U.S. Expectations of Poor Countries

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231171205
eISBN:
9780231539111
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231171205.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter discusses the problem of governance in poor countries, as well as the tendency for Western powers to impose an ideal, ostensibly Westernized form of governance upon these countries. One ... More


The Germans: Complaints, Criticism, and Demands?

Peter Speiser

in The British Army of the Rhine: Turning Nazi Enemies into Cold War Partners

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252040160
eISBN:
9780252098369
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040160.003.0004
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter focuses on the German perspective of relations with the BAOR. It studies the changing expectations of and demands by the German civilian population, as well as federal and Land (state) ... More


Ethnic Harmony, Colonial Reality: Manchus, Manchoukuo, and the ROC

Dan Shao

in Remote Homeland, Recovered Borderland: Manchus, Manchoukuo, and Manchuria, 1907-1985

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824834456
eISBN:
9780824870263
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824834456.003.0005
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter studies the status of the Manchus in the formation, dissemination, and reception of the “ethnic harmony” rhetoric in Manchoukuo in comparison to similar ethnic rhetoric in the ROC during ... More


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