Diasporic Cold Warriors

Diasporic Cold Warriors

"Explains how and why the Philippine Chinese became the most ardent overseas Chinese supporters of the Kuomintang during the Cold War. This book argues for a networked and diasporic understanding of the KMT-ROC party-state.

Author: Assistant Professor of History Chien-Wen Kung

Publisher:

ISBN: 1501762214

Category: Anti-communist movements

Page: 318

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"Explains how and why the Philippine Chinese became the most ardent overseas Chinese supporters of the Kuomintang during the Cold War. This book argues for a networked and diasporic understanding of the KMT-ROC party-state. Ties between the Philippine Chinese, the ROC, and the Philippines were constitutive of an intra-Asian anticommunist ecumene: a Cold War waged not by the United States and not only by states but by Asian countries and peoples working with each other"-
Categories: Anti-communist movements

Cold Warriors

Cold Warriors

5 Mari Sandoz's Heartland : The Abusive Frontier Father and the Indian Warrior as Counterhistory It is one of the salutary ... domination , diaspora , displacement — that forces one to think outside the certainty of the sententious .

Author: Suzanne Clark

Publisher: SIU Press

ISBN: 0809323028

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 251

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Cold Warriors: Manliness on Trial in the Rhetoric of the West returns to familiar cultural forces—the West, anticommunism, and manliness—to show how they combined to suppress dissent and dominate the unruliness of literature in the name of a national identity after World War II. Few realize how much the domination of a “white male” American literary canon was a product not of long history, but of the Cold War. Suzanne Clark describes here how the Cold War excluded women writers on several levels, together with others—African American, Native American, poor, men as well as women—who were ignored in the struggle over white male identity. Clark first shows how defining national/individual/American identity in the Cold War involved a brand new configuration of cultural history. At the same time, it called upon the nostalgia for the old discourses of the West (the national manliness asserted by Theodore Roosevelt) to claim that there was and always had been only one real American identity. By subverting the claims of a national identity, Clark finds, many male writers risked falling outside the boundaries not only of public rhetoric but also of the literary world: men as different from one another as the determinedly masculine Ernest Hemingway and the antiheroic storyteller of the everyday, Bernard Malamud. Equally vocal and contentious, Cold War women writers were unwilling to be silenced, as Clark demonstrates in her discussion of the work of Mari Sandoz and Ursula Le Guin. The book concludes with a discussion of how the silencing of gender, race, and class in Cold War writing maintained its discipline until the eruptions of the sixties. By questioning the identity politics of manliness in the Cold War context of persecution and trial, Clark finds that the involvement of men in identity politics set the stage for our subsequent cultural history.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The United States and China

The United States and China

Two studies explore Nationalist China's global outreach in the Philippines and India and the Chinese diaspora during the Cold War: Chien-Wen Kung, Diasporic Cold Warriors: Nationalist China, Anticommunism, and the Philippine Chinese, ...

Author: Dong Wang

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781538149393

Category: History

Page: 416

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Now fully revised and updated, The United States and China offers a comprehensive synthesis of US-Chinese relations from initial contact to the present. Balancing the modern (1784–1949) and contemporary (1949–present) periods, Dong Wang retraces centuries of interaction between two of the world’s great powers from the perspective of both sides. She examines state-to-state diplomacy, as well as economic, social, military, religious, and cultural interplay within varying national and international contexts. As China itself continues to grow in global importance, so too does the US-Chinese relationship, and this book provides an essential grounding for understanding its past, present, and possible futures.
Categories: History

The Russian Revolution in Asia

The Russian Revolution in Asia

... Diasporic Cold Warriors: Nationalist China, Anticommunism, and the Philippine Chinese, 1930s–1970s (Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, forthcoming 2022). 1 Transnational communism and Asia A precocious encounter Sabine Dullin.

Author: Sabine Dullin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000472240

Category: History

Page: 268

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The Russian Revolution in Asia: From Baku to Batavia presents a unique and timely global history intervention into the historiography of the Russian Revolution of 1917, marking the centenary of one of the most significant modern revolutions. It explores the legacies of the Revolution across the Asian continent and maritime Southeast Asia, with a broad geographic sweep including Iran, the Caucasus, Central Asia, China, the Philippines, Vietnam, Indonesia, and India. It analyses how revolutionary communism intersected with a variety of Asian contexts, from the anti-colonial movement and ethnic tensions, to indigenous cultural frameworks and power structures. In so doing, this volume privileges Asian actors and perspectives, examining how Asian communities reinterpreted the Revolution to serve unexpected ends, including national liberation, regional autonomy, conflict with Russian imperial hegemony, Islamic practice and cultural nostalgia. Methodologically, this volume breaks new ground by incorporating research from a wide range of sources across multiple languages, many analysed for the first time in English-language scholarship. This book will be of use to historians of the Russian Revolution, especially those interested in understanding transnational and transregional perspectives of its impact in Central Asia and Southeast Asia, as well as historians of Asia more broadly. It will also appeal to those interested in the history of Islam.
Categories: History

Diaspora Lobbies and the US Government

Diaspora Lobbies and the US Government

The Cuban American sponsors of this bill worked closely with powerful Cold Warriors like Senate Foreign Relations chairman Jesse Helms, who were determined to complete the American triumph over the Soviet Union by destroying the Castro ...

Author: Josh DeWind

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 9781479815852

Category: Law

Page: 320

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As a nation of immigrants, the United States has long accepted that citizens who identify with an ancestral homeland may hold dual loyalties; yet Americans have at times regarded the persistence of foreign ties with suspicion, seeing them as a sign of potential disloyalty and a threat to national security. Diaspora Lobbies and the US Government brings together a group of distinguished scholars of international politics and international migration to examine this contradiction in the realm of American policy making, ultimately concluding that the relationship between diaspora groups and the government can greatly affect foreign policy. This relationship is not unidirectional—as much as immigrants make an effort to shape foreign policy, government legislators and administrators also seek to enlist them in furthering American interests. From Israel to Cuba and from Ireland to Iraq, the case studies in this volume illustrate how potential or ongoing conflicts raise the stakes for successful policy outcomes. Contributors provide historical and sociological context, gauging the influence of diasporas based on population size and length of time settled in the United States, geographic concentration, access to resources from their own members or through other groups, and the nature of their involvement back in their homelands. This collection brings a fresh perspective to a rarely discussed aspect of the design of US foreign policy and offers multiple insights into dynamics that may determine how the United States will engage other nations in future decades.
Categories: Law

Asian Diaspora and East West Modernity

Asian Diaspora and East West Modernity

Although not intended as such, Greene may have stumbled upon a "defensive masquerade" in the character of Pyle, as Michael Rogin explains that the countersubversive Cold Warriors often adopt the subversives' tactics, becoming de facto ...

Author: Sheng-mei Ma

Publisher: Purdue University Press

ISBN: 9781557536112

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 168

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In this book, Asian Diaspora and East-West Modernity, Sheng-mei Ma analyzes Asian, Asian diaspora, and Orientalist discourse and probes into the conjoinedness of West and East and modernity's illusions. Drawing from Anglo-American, Asian American, and Asian literature, as well as J-horror and manga, Chinese cinema, the internet, and the Korean Wave, Ma's analyses render fluid the two hemispheres of the globe, the twin states of being and nonbeing, and things of value and nonentity. Suspended on the stylistic tightrope between research and poetry, critical analysis and intution, Asian Diaspora restores affect and heart to diaspora in between East and West, at-homeness and exilic attrition. Diaspora, by definition, stems as much from socioeconomic and collective displacement as it points to emotional reaction. This book thus challenges the fossilized conceptualizations in area studies, ontology, and modernism.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Of Vagabonds and Fellow Travelers

Of Vagabonds and Fellow Travelers

African Diaspora Literary Culture and the Cultural Cold War Cedric Tolliver ... These organizations worked on multiple fronts to assure that the interests of Cold Warriors and African diaspora elites converged around the effort to rebut ...

Author: Cedric Tolliver

Publisher: Class: Culture

ISBN: 9780472054053

Category: History

Page: 224

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Yields new insights by connecting Cold War counter-hegemonic writings in English and French by intellectuals of the African diaspora
Categories: History

Race Against Empire

Race Against Empire

St. Clair Drake in particular was deeply influential in framing a typology for the study of the African diaspora . These scholars were not Cold Warriors , but the questions they asked , and the histories they constructed were very much ...

Author: Penny M. Von Eschen

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 0801482925

Category: History

Page: 259

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Marshaling evidence from a wide array of international sources, including the black presses of the time, Penny M. Von Eschen offers a vivid portrayal of the African diaspora in its international heyday, from the 1945 Manchester Pan-African Congress to early cooperation with the United Nations. Tracing the relationship between transformations in anti-colonial politics and the history of the United States during its emergence as the dominant world power, she challenges bipolar Cold War paradigms. She documents the efforts of African-American political leaders, intellectuals, and journalists who forcefully promoted anti-colonial politics and critiqued U.S. foreign policy. The eclipse of anti-colonial politics—which Von Eschen traces through African-American responses to the early Cold War, U.S. government prosecution of black American anti-colonial activists, and State Department initiatives in Africa—marked a change in the very meaning of race and racism in America from historical and international issues to psychological and domestic ones. She concludes that the collision of anti-colonialism with Cold War liberalism illuminates conflicts central to the reshaping of America; the definition of political, economic, and civil rights; and the question of who, in America and across the globe, is to have access to these rights.
Categories: History

Diasporas and Diplomacy

Diasporas and Diplomacy

This early 'cold warrior' approach chimed with contemporary exilic anxieties of many Polish Section staff. It mirrored the extant belief in the illegitimacy of the current Polish regime, while adding to the sense of mission about the ...

Author: Marie Gillespie

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780415508803

Category: Social Science

Page: 253

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Diasporas and Diplomacy analyzes the exercise of British ‘soft power’ through the BBC’s foreign language services, and the diplomatic role played by their diasporic broadcasters. The book offers the first historical and comparative analysis of the ‘corporate cosmopolitanism’ that has characterized the work of the BBC’s international services since the inception of its Empire Service in 1932 – from radio to the Internet. A series of empirically-grounded case studies, within a shared analytical framework, interrogate transformations in international broadcasting relating to: colonialism and corporate cosmopolitanism diasporic and national identities public diplomacy and international relations broadcasters and audiences The book will be of interest to students and scholars of sociology and anthropology, media and cultural studies, journalism, history, politics, international relations, as well as of research methods that cross the boundaries between the Social Sciences and Humanities. It will also appeal to broadcast journalists and practioners of strategic communication.
Categories: Social Science

From Exile To Diaspora

From Exile To Diaspora

Portrait of a Cold Warrior. New York: Ballantine. Solberg, S. E. 1991 [1975]. "An Introduction to Filipino American Literature." In Aiiieeeee! Eds. Frank Chin et al. New York: Mentor Books. Sollors, Werner. 1986. Beyond Ethnicity.

Author: E. San Juan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429721144

Category: Social Science

Page: 244

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This book includes essays of the narrative of Filipino lives in the United States to provoke interrogation of the conventional wisdom and a critique of the global system of capital. It helps in constituting the Filipino community as an agent of historic change in a racist society.
Categories: Social Science