Zheng Yangwen, Ph.D (2001) in History, University of Cambridge, teaches Chinese history at the University of Manchester. She is the author of The Social Life of Opium in China (Cambridge University Press, 2005).
Hong Liu is Professor of East Asian Studies and the founding director of the Centre for Chinese Studies at the University of Manchester. His most recent publication is China and the Shaping of Indonesia, 1949-1965 (National University of Singapore Press, forthcoming).
Michael Szonyi is Professor of Chinese history in the Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations at Harvard University. His most recent book is Cold War Island: Quemoy on the Front Line (Cambridge, 2008).
All those interested in the global Cold War, political and cultural history of postcolonial Asia, China’s changing interactions with other Asian countries, and the Chinese diaspora.
“This volume represents a significant and timely contribution to the growing fields of international history and of ‘new’ Cold War Studies.”
Matthew Johnson, Grinnell College
Table of contents
New Approaches to the Study of the Cold War in Asia
– Michael Szonyi and Hong Liu
Part I: World System and Asian Order
What Cold War in Asia? An Interpretative Essay
- Immanuel Wallerstein
Only Yesterday: China, Japan and the Transformation of East Asia
– Takashi Shiraishi and Caroline Sy Hau
Part II: The Propaganda Warfare
U Nu, China and the “Burmese” Cold War: Propaganda in Burma in the 1950s
– Michael Charney
Communism, Containment and the Chinese Overseas
– Meredith Oyen
Limits to Propaganda: Hong Kong’s Leftist Media in the Cold War and Beyond
– Lu Yan
Women’s Liberation in China during the Cold War
– Zheng Yangwen
The Historicity of China’s Soft Power: The PRC and the Cultural Politics of Indonesia, 1945-1965
– Hong Liu
Part III: The Export and Globalisation of Maoism
Transpacific Solidarities: A Mexican Case Study on the Diffusion of Maoism in Latin America
– Matthew Rothwell
Mao and the Swedish United Front against the USA
– Perry Johansson