The Cold War in East Asia, 1945-1991 Reviewed in H-Diplo

Jul 03, 2012

H-Diplo's Roundtable Review has published a series of reviews of Tsuyoshi Hasegawa's The Cold War in East Asia, 1945-1991, co-published by the Woodrow Wilson Center Press and Stanford University Press as part of the CWIHP Book Series. The volume attempts to explore the much-untold story of the politics and interactions between China, the United States, the Soviet Union, Japan and North and South Korea on the Asian continent.

This issue of the Roundtable Review features an introduction by Priscilla Roberts (University of Hong Kong), who highlights the early efforts of CWIHP to make newly-available Soviet bloc and Eastern European archival material available to scholars and praises CWIHP as "the magnetic center" for contemporary scholarship on the Cold War in Asia. The Roundtable continues with reviews by Bruce Cumings (University of Chicago), Marc Gallicchio (Villanova University), James I. Matray (California State University, Chico) and Balázs Szalontai (East China Normal University). Author Tsuyoshi Hasegawa (University of California, Santa Barbara) and Gregg Brazinsky (George Washington University) offer responses to the reviewers.

The roundtable discussion is available here, and the book may be purchased directly from the Woodrow Wilson Center Press.

Experts & Staff

  • Christian F. Ostermann // Director, History and Public Policy Program; Global Europe; Cold War International History Project; North Korea Documentation Project; Nuclear Proliferation International History Project
  • Laura Deal // Catalog Specialist
  • Pieter Biersteker // Editorial Assistant
  • Charles Kraus // Program Assistant
  • Evan Pikulski // Program Assistant
  • Roy O. Kim // Program Assistant
  • James Person // Deputy Director, History and Public Policy Program; Cold War International History Project; North Korea Documentation Project; Nuclear Proliferation International History Project