New From the CWIHP Book Series: The Cold War in East Asia: 1945-1991

Mar 19, 2011

CWIHP is pleased to announce the publication of the latest addition to the CWIHP Book Series: The Cold War in East Asia: 1945-1991 by Tsuyoshi Hasegawa.

The Cold War in East Asia studies Asia as a second front in the Cold War, examining how the six powers-the United States, the Soviet Union, China, Japan, and North and South Korea-interacted with one another and forged the conditions that were distinct from the Cold War in Europe. The contributors are among the foremost historians of the new Cold War history, and this book draws on a wide array of newly available archival information in many languages, with particular strength in the use of Russian and Chinese archival material. The Cold War in East Asia shows how as a second front the Cold War in East Asia influenced the shape of the Cold War's first front-the East-West confrontation centering in Europe-and third front in the developing world.

Each chapter, while focused on particular countries and particular time spans, situates its story within a broad overview. And the volume stresses the uniqueness of the region's historical experience and explains how it serves as the background to some of the key conflicts in East Asia today.

Tsuyoshi Hasegawa is professor of Modern Russian and Soviet history at the University of California, Santa Barbara. His current research interests include the political and social history of the Russian Revolution, focusing on crime and police in Petrograd during the Revolution, as well as Soviet military history. Hasegawa has published widely on the Russian and Soviet history, including The Northern Territories Dispute and Russo-Japanese Relations. Vol. 1: Between War and Peace, 1967-1985; Vol.2: Neither War Nor Peace, 1985-1998; Russia and Japan: An unresolved Dilemma between Distant Neighbors; and Racing the Enemy: Stalin, Truman, and the Surrender of Japan.

Comments on this book:

"This edited volume provides a wealth of new information coming from fresh research in Japanese, American, East European, U.S., and Chinese archival and primary sources. This is an important contribution to the state of the field."-Christopher Goscha, Associate Professor of History at University of Quebec at Montreal

"There is, clearly, a real need for a book of this sort and it will doubtless be welcomed by scholars in all of those fields, as well as international/diplomatic historians more broadly and area specialists and comparativists in Political Science."-Robert McMahon, Professor of History at Ohio State University

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