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Empire of Dominoes:  Britain, Southeast Asian Anticommunism and U.S. Hegemony

Empire of Dominoes: Britain, Southeast Asian Anticommunism and U.S. Hegemony

Wen-Qing NgoeiAssistant Professor of History, Nanyang Technological University
Tuesday, Mar 05, 2019   |   12:15 - 1:45 pm   |  SRH 3.122, The LBJ School

On Tuesday, March 5, the Clements Center will welcome Wen-Qing Ngoei, Assistant Professor of History at Nanyang Technological University, for a talk on "Empire of Dominoes: Britain, Southeast Asian Anticommunism and U.S. Hegemony" at the University of Texas at Austin. Join us at 12:15 pm in SRH 3.122 at the LBH School. 

Wen-Qing is assistant professor of history at Nanyang Technological University (Singapore). He graduated with a Ph.D. in History from Northwestern University, specializing in twentieth century U.S. foreign relations with Southeast Asia. He joined NTU after postdoctoral stints at the Nicholas D. Chabraja Center for Historical Studies (Northwestern University) and the Grand Strategy Program of Yale University. His first book, Arc of Containment: Britain, the United States, and Anticommunism in Southeast Asia (Cornell University Press, forthcoming May 2019), argues that British decolonization in Malaya and Singapore intertwined with Southeast Asian anticommunist nationalism to shape U.S. policy within and beyond Southeast Asia. Wen-Qing’s research has been supported by the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations and the Rajawali Foundation. His essays have appeared in Diplomatic History and the Journal of American-East Asian Relations.

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