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Southeast Asia and the Vietnam War.

By: Ang, Cheng Guan.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia: Publisher: Florence : Taylor and Francis, 2009Edition: 1st ed.Description: 1 online resource (142 p.).ISBN: 9780203866597.Subject(s): Electronic books. -- local | Southeast Asia -- Relations -- Vietnam | Vietnam -- Relations -- Southeast Asia | Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Southeast AsiaGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Southeast Asia and the Vietnam WarDDC classification: 959.70432 LOC classification: DS558.6.S644 -- G93 2010Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Book Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1 Background; 2 1965-66: Attitude towards the war - the early years; 3 1967: Growing doubts about the United States in Vietnam; 4 1968-70: The impact of the Tet Offensive; 5 The Jakarta Conference; 6 1971-74: Sino-US rapprochement and the Paris Peace Agreement; 7 1975: The Vietnam War ends; Conclusion; Selected Bibliography; Index
Summary: This book describes and explains Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore's attitudes and policies regarding the Vietnam War. While it is generally known that all three countries supported the US war effort in Vietnam, it reveals the motivations behind the decisions of the decision makers, the twists and turns and the nuances in the attitudes of Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur and Singapore following the development of the war from the 1950s through to its end in 1975. Although the principal focus is the three supposedly non-aligned countries - Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore, the perspectives of Thailand and the Philippines - the two Southeast Asian countries which were formally allied with the United States - are discussed at the appropriate junctures. It makes an original contribution to the gradually growing literature on the international history of the Vietnam War and furthers our knowledge of the diplomatic history of Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore in the early independent years, 1945/1949, 1957 and 1965 respectively, which coincided with early years of the Cold War in Southeast Asia.
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Book Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1 Background; 2 1965-66: Attitude towards the war - the early years; 3 1967: Growing doubts about the United States in Vietnam; 4 1968-70: The impact of the Tet Offensive; 5 The Jakarta Conference; 6 1971-74: Sino-US rapprochement and the Paris Peace Agreement; 7 1975: The Vietnam War ends; Conclusion; Selected Bibliography; Index

This book describes and explains Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore's attitudes and policies regarding the Vietnam War. While it is generally known that all three countries supported the US war effort in Vietnam, it reveals the motivations behind the decisions of the decision makers, the twists and turns and the nuances in the attitudes of Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur and Singapore following the development of the war from the 1950s through to its end in 1975. Although the principal focus is the three supposedly non-aligned countries - Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore, the perspectives of Thailand and the Philippines - the two Southeast Asian countries which were formally allied with the United States - are discussed at the appropriate junctures. It makes an original contribution to the gradually growing literature on the international history of the Vietnam War and furthers our knowledge of the diplomatic history of Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore in the early independent years, 1945/1949, 1957 and 1965 respectively, which coincided with early years of the Cold War in Southeast Asia.

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<p>Ang Cheng Guan is Associate Professor and Head, Humanities and Social Studies Education Academic Group of the National Institute of Education (HSSE/NIE) and Adjunct Senior Fellow of the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies. He is the author of Vietnamese Communist Relations with China and the Second Indo-China Conflict, 1956-1962 (1997), The Vietnam War from the Other Side: The Vietnamese Communists' Perspective (London: RoutledgeCurzon, 2002) and the sequel, Ending the Vietnam War: The Vietnamese Communists' Perspective (London: RoutledgeCurzon, 2004).</p>

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