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The dramatic confrontations and shifting alliances of the two great superpowers, and their sometimes disastrous consequences for lesser nations, are set forth in this searching analysis of political developments in the Far East since the Second World War. Hinton skillfully presents the grand design of events in Asia; the period of American ascendancy giving way to an era of Soviet-American strategic parity, which has in turn been succeeded by a multilateral balance of "three and a half powers"—the Soviet Union, the People's Republic of China, the United States—and Japan. Part I (1945-1969) analyzes decolonization and nation-building in South Asia, Japan's re-emergence after the war, the influence of the Cold War upon Asia, and the American attempt to contain and isolate the People's Republic of China. Part II (1969-1974) discusses in greater detail the emerging Sino-Soviet confrontation, the United States' military disengagement from Asia, American detente with China and the Soviet Union, and the resultant new balance of power in Asia. The outcome of more than twenty years' research, this book is for general readers as well as students and scholars.

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  1. The New Balance in Asia
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  1. Half Title
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  1. Title Page
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  1. Copyright
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  1. Preface
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  1. Glossary
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  1. The Radical Madness
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  1. Paradoxes of Private Conscience
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  1. Myself as Moral Hero
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  1. In Defense of War
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  1. The Death of Culture into Expertise
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  1. Beyond Civilization
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  1. Art as Philosophy
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  1. Surrealism as Philosophy
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  1. Subjectivity and Philosophy
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  1. The Indochina Agreements
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  1. Shifting American Priorities in Asia
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  1. The Trend toward Soviet-American Detente
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  1. Japan: Power and Problems
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  1. India’s Ascendancy over Pakistan
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  1. The Death of Culture into Expertise
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  1. Beyond Civilization
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  1. Suggestions for Further Reading
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  1. Glossary
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780253050618
MARC Record
OCLC
1259587966
Launched on MUSE
2021-07-11
Language
English
Open Access
Yes
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