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Call for Papers: Great Powers and Grand Strategies in the Asia Pacific, 1900-1954

January 28 - January 31

Registration: 31 January 2019

 

Great Powers and Grand Strategies in the Asia Pacific, 1900-1954

Dept. of History, National University of Singapore

December 2019                                                                           

The first half of the 20th Century represented both the pinnacle and nadir of Great Power involvement in reordering the Asia Pacific, a region defined here as ranging from Burma to Vladivostok. From the multilateral military intervention to quell the so-called Boxer Rebellion through the Geneva Conference of mid-1954, the Great Powers sought to impose political order on an Asia Pacific they saw as chaotic and conflict-prone. But implicit within this attempt at reordering were the relationships amongst and between Great Powers themselves. This period in international history was ultimately defined by the combination of Chinese weakness and instability and Great Power attempts to ‘manage’ that situation. From that starting point, this conference aims to evaluate grand strategies pursued by Great Powers—including the British Empire, France, the United States of America, Russia/Soviet Union, and especially China and Japan—to try to manage not only the region but also each other, and to consider the impact this all had on regional and global states systems and order. Papers related to the following topics are of particular interest: the Great Powers in China; Russia/Soviet Union and East Asia; Wartime alliance building and coalition warfare; Domestic politics and grand strategy in the Asia Pacific; The Great War and grand strategy in the Asia Pacific; Multilateral conferences and managing Great Power relations in the Asia Pacific; Grand strategies for Southeast Asia; Grand strategies and political decolonization; Cold War demarcations, containment, and grand strategies in the Asia Pacific.

Please submit a 400-word abstract and title of your proposed paper, by 31 January 2019, to:

Professor Brian P. Farrell

Dept. of History, National University of Singapore

11 Arts Link

Singapore

117573

hisbpf@nus.edu.sg

Source: https://networks.h-net.org/node/73374/announcements/3204559/call-papers

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Start:
January 28
End:
January 31
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Singapore