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Uniqueness of the Cold War in Asia

Date and Time: 
Thursday, October 25, 2018. 04:30 PM - 06:00 PM
Meeting Location: 
East Asia Library, Rm 224
Workshop: 
Cold War In Asia: Culture, Technology, History
Meeting Description: 

(1) The US-Soviet relations functioned in Asia differently; (2) in Asia the Cold War developed as and along the process of decolonization; (3) China played a crucial role, and injected different characteristics in the Cold War; (3) Since Japan was a major colonizer in East Asia, colonization process centered around how to deal with Japan; (4) To Japan, the Cold War began when its responsibility to the past war was not settled; (5) Asia nationalism was integrally connected with ideology.

Tsuyoshi Hasegawa, professor emeritus of UC Santa Barbara, is a specialist in modern Russian/Soviet history and the Cold War. His research interests cover two different areas. The first area is on the Russian Revolution of 1917. Two books on the Russian Revolution were published in October, 2017. The second area is on foreign relations involving Russia, Japan, and the United States: specifically, on Russo-Japanese relations, the end of the Pacific War, and the Cold War in Asia.

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