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Arc of containment : Britain, the United States, and anticommunism in Southeast Asia / Wen-Qing Ngoei.

Author/Creator:
Ngoei, Wen-Qing, 1976- author.
Publication:
Ithaca, New York : Cornell University Press, 2019. , ©2019
Series:
United States in the world.
The United States in the world
Format/Description:
Book
x, 254 pages ; 24 cm.
Subjects:
United States -- Foreign relations -- Southeast Asia.
Southeast Asia -- Foreign relations -- United States.
Great Britain -- Foreign relations -- Southeast Asia.
Southeast Asia -- Foreign relations -- Great Britain.
Communism -- Southeast Asia -- History -- 20th century.
Nationalism -- Southeast Asia -- History -- 20th century.
Postcolonialism -- Southeast Asia -- History -- 20th century.
Chinese -- Southeast Asia -- History -- 20th century.
Chinese.
Communism.
Diplomatic relations.
Nationalism.
Postcolonialism.
Great Britain.
Southeast Asia.
United States.
Form/Genre:
History.
Summary:
"Shows how anticommunist nationalism in Southeast Asia intersected with preexisting local antipathy toward China and its diaspora, ushering the region from European-dominated colonialism to U.S. hegemony"-- Provided by publisher.
Contents:
Introduction : recovering the regional dimensions of U.S. policy toward Southeast Asia
Darkest moment : the fall of Singapore and "Chinese penetration" in the domino logic of American Cold War policy
Patriot games : how British nation-building colonialism solved "Chinese penetration" and inspired the United States
Manifest fantasies : British-Malayan counterinsurgency and nation-building in American strategy for the world (and Vietnam)
The best hope : Malaysia in the "wide anti-communist arc" of Southeast Asia
The friendly kings : Southeast Asia's transition from Anglo-American predominance to U.S. hegemony
Coda : the reverse domino effect.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Other format:
Online version: Ngoei, Wen-Qing, 1976- author. Arc of containment
ISBN:
9781501716409
1501716409
OCLC:
1050143998
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