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The Cold War in East Asia / Xiaobing Li.

By: Material type: TextTextLanguage: English Publication details: London ; New York, NY : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, c2018.Description: xiii, 228 pages : maps ; 26 cmContent type:
  • text
Media type:
  • unmediated
Carrier type:
  • volume
ISBN:
  • 9781138651807 (pbk.)
Subject(s): LOC classification:
  • DS518.1 L61 2018
Online resources:
Contents:
Introduction: understanding modern East Asia -- Part I. War and revolution -- Imperial powers and pre-WWII Japan -- The Asian-Pacific War (1937-1945) -- Cold War Japan: occupation and reform (1945-1951) -- The Nationalists vs. the Communists in China -- The People's Republic and Taiwan (1949-1957) -- Part II. The east vs. the west -- The Korean War (1950-1953) -- China and the First Indochina War -- New Japan (1952-1996) -- The Communist Cold War and Vietnam (1958-1975) -- Part III. From bi-polar, triangle, to global -- The Cultural Revolution and Sino-US Rapprochement -- China's reforming movement -- Two Koreas and the Sino-Vietnamese Border War -- Surviving the Cold War: China's globalization -- Conclusion: East Asia in the twenty-first century.
Summary: "This textbook provides a survey of East Asia during the Cold War from 1945 to 1991. Focusing on the persistence and flexibility of its culture and tradition when confronted by the West and the US, this book investigates how they intermesh to establish the nations that have entered the modern world. Through the use of newly declassified Communist sources, the narrative helps students form a better understanding of the origins and development of post-WWII East Asia. The analysis demonstrates how East Asia’s position in the Cold War was not peripheral but, in many key senses, central. The active role that East Asia played, ultimately, turned this main Cold War battlefield into a buffer between the United States and the Soviet Union. Covering a range of countries, this textbook explores numerous events, which took place in East Asia during the Cold War, including: The occupation of Japan; Civil war in China and the establishment of Taiwan; The Korean War; The Vietnam War; China’s reforming movement. Moving away from Euro-American centric approaches and illuminating the larger themes and patterns in the development of East Asian modernity, The Cold War in East Asia is an essential resource for students of Asian History, the Cold War and World History."--Back cover
List(s) this item appears in: New Print Books 2022
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 204-222) and index.

Introduction: understanding modern East Asia -- Part I. War and revolution -- Imperial powers and pre-WWII Japan -- The Asian-Pacific War (1937-1945) -- Cold War Japan: occupation and reform (1945-1951) -- The Nationalists vs. the Communists in China -- The People's Republic and Taiwan (1949-1957) -- Part II. The east vs. the west -- The Korean War (1950-1953) -- China and the First Indochina War -- New Japan (1952-1996) -- The Communist Cold War and Vietnam (1958-1975) -- Part III. From bi-polar, triangle, to global -- The Cultural Revolution and Sino-US Rapprochement -- China's reforming movement -- Two Koreas and the Sino-Vietnamese Border War -- Surviving the Cold War: China's globalization -- Conclusion: East Asia in the twenty-first century.

"This textbook provides a survey of East Asia during the Cold War from 1945 to 1991. Focusing on the persistence and flexibility of its culture and tradition when confronted by the West and the US, this book investigates how they intermesh to establish the nations that have entered the modern world. Through the use of newly declassified Communist sources, the narrative helps students form a better understanding of the origins and development of post-WWII East Asia. The analysis demonstrates how East Asia’s position in the Cold War was not peripheral but, in many key senses, central. The active role that East Asia played, ultimately, turned this main Cold War battlefield into a buffer between the United States and the Soviet Union. Covering a range of countries, this textbook explores numerous events, which took place in East Asia during the Cold War, including:

The occupation of Japan; Civil war in China and the establishment of Taiwan; The Korean War; The Vietnam War; China’s reforming movement.

Moving away from Euro-American centric approaches and illuminating the larger themes and patterns in the development of East Asian modernity, The Cold War in East Asia is an essential resource for students of Asian History, the Cold War and World History."--Back cover

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