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Arc of Empire: America's Wars in Asia from the Philippines to Vietnam

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Although conventionally treated as separate, America's four wars in Asia were actually phases in a sustained U.S. bid for regional dominance, according to Michael H. Hunt and Steven I. Levine. This effort unfolded as an imperial project in which military power and the imposition of America's political will were crucial. Devoting equal attention to Asian and American perspectives, the authors follow the long arc of conflict across seventy-five years from the Philippines through Japan and Korea to Vietnam, tracing along the way American ambition, ascendance, and ultimate defeat. They show how these wars are etched deeply in eastern Asia's politics and culture.

The authors encourage readers to confront the imperial pattern in U.S. history with implications for today's Middle Eastern conflicts. They also offer a deeper understanding of China's rise and Asia's place in today's world.

About the Author

Michael H. Hunt is Emerson Professor of History Emeritus at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and author or editor of eleven books, including The American Ascendancy: How the United States Gained and Wielded Global Dominance and A Vietnam War Reader: A Documentary History from American and Vietnamese Perspectives. Steven I. Levine is research faculty associate in the Department of History at the University of Montana and author or editor of four books, including Anvil of Victory: The Communist Revolution in Manchuria, 1945-1948 and America's Wars in Asia: A Cultural Approach to History and Memory.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781469613925
Author:
Hunt, Michael H.
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
Author:
Levine, Steven I.
Subject:
United States - 20th Century
Subject:
Empire
Subject:
Imperialism
Subject:
Nationalism
Subject:
Communist parties
Subject:
U.S. foreign relations
Subject:
China
Subject:
Japan
Subject:
Korea
Subject:
Korean War
Subject:
Vietnam
Subject:
Viet Nam War
Subject:
the Philippines
Subject:
East asia
Subject:
Southeast Asia
Subject:
World War II
Subject:
Cold war
Subject:
American wars
Subject:
William McKinley
Subject:
Emilio Aguinaldo
Subject:
Douglas MacArthur
Subject:
Harry Truman
Subject:
Mao, Zedong
Subject:
Syngman Rhee
Subject:
Soviet foreign policy
Subject:
Pearl Harbor
Subject:
Guadalcanal
Subject:
Marine Corps
Subject:
home front
Subject:
wartime culture
Subject:
war and memory
Subject:
war atrocities
Subject:
wartime medical services
Subject:
Saipan.
Subject:
Iwo Jima
Subject:
Heartbreak Ridge
Subject:
Chosin Reservoir
Subject:
Tet offensive
Subject:
Viet Cong.
Subject:
Vo-nguyen-giap
Subject:
Pham Van Dong
Subject:
Nguyen Van Thieu
Subject:
Ngo Dinh Diem
Subject:
Science Reference-Technology
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20140231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.125 in

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Military » US Military » General
History and Social Science » US History » 20th Century » General
History and Social Science » World History » Asia » General
History and Social Science » World History » General
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