Planning Roundtable on the History of the Cold War in Asia
National University of Singapore : The Roundtable will involve brief presentations from country specialists on current situations and potential future research agenda on Cold War history in those countries.
The Cold War in Asia History project is a burgeoning element of the Southeast Asia-China research cluster. Following an initial Roundtable in November 2006, members of the cluster traveled to China and signed a letter of intent with Peking University, as well as visiting the other major centres of Cold War history in China. A further opportunity for an external alliance in the study of the Cold War in Asia has presented itself with the visit to NUS by Professor William Kirby who heads the Fairbank Centre for East Asian Studies at Harvard University. During his week-long visit, ARI will thus be organizing a Roundtable of regional specialists to come together to talk about possibilities in Cold War in Asia research, with the hope of bringing Harvard University into our research network.
The Roundtable will involve brief presentations from country specialists on current situations and potential future research agenda on Cold War history in those countries. It will also be used to introduce William Kirby to this work in Southeast Asia in order to encourage Harvard’s participation, along with ARI and Peking University, in a global network of Cold War in Asia studies.
The main themes to be addressed will include:
1. Cold War, Decolonization, and the International Order in Asia
2. 1948 as turning point
3. The Cold War and cultural ‘revolution’ in Asia
4. Textbook Divergences in understanding the period and the places
5. Chinese Southeast Asians and ideology
6. New data and crucial gaps
This event is by invitation only.
Interested participants, please contact Dr Geoff Wade at [email protected] .
FOR ENQUIRIES, PLEASE CONTACT:
Ms Valerie Yeo [email protected]
Asia Research Institute
National University of Singapore
469A Tower Block
Bukit Timah Road, #10-01
Tel: (65) 6516 5279
Fax: (65) 6779 1428