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Arc of containment : Britain, the United States, and anticommunism in Southeast Asia / Wen-Qing Ngoei.

Author/creator Ngoei, Wen-Qing, 1976- author.
Format Book and Print
Publication Info Ithaca, New York : Cornell University Press, 2019.
Copyright Notice ©2019
Descriptionx, 254 pages ; 24 cm.
Series The United States in the world
United States in the world. ^A765710
Contents Introduction : recovering the regional dimensions of U.S. policy toward Southeast Asia -- Darkest moment : the fall of Singapore and "Chinese penetration" in the domino logic of American Cold War policy -- Patriot games : how British nation-building colonialism solved "Chinese penetration" and inspired the United States -- Manifest fantasies : British-Malayan counterinsurgency and nation-building in American strategy for the world (and Vietnam) -- The best hope : Malaysia in the "wide anti-communist arc" of Southeast Asia -- The friendly kings : Southeast Asia's transition from Anglo-American predominance to U.S. hegemony -- Coda : the reverse domino effect.
Abstract "Shows how anticommunist nationalism in Southeast Asia intersected with preexisting local antipathy toward China and its diaspora, ushering the region from European-dominated colonialism to U.S. hegemony"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references and index.
Issued in other formOnline version: Ngoei, Wen-Qing, 1976- author. Arc of containment Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 2019 9781501716416
LCCN 2018040259
ISBN1501716409 hardcover ; alkaline paper

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