Nov. 23: Open seminar – Revisiting the Cold War in Asia


Asia's postcolonial Cold War experience demonstrates a set of distinct elements, especially in comparison to the experience of political bipolarity in post-World War II Europe. However, Asia did not experience the Cold War in an identical way, either. Relatedly, themes of inter-regional diversity discussed prolifically in contemporary Cold War studies (such as the Cold War in Europe, Asia’s Cold War, Latin America’s Cold War or the Cold War in Africa) can also be meaningfully discussed not merely across regional unities but also within the single regional context of Asia. This talk will explore this actuality of the global in the appearance of the regional in Asia's Cold War history.

Heonik Kwon is Senior Research Fellow and Distinguished Research Professor of Social Anthropology at Trinity College,  University of Cambridge. Author of Ghosts of War in Vietnam (2008) and The Other Cold War (2010), his recent work concentrates on historical anthropology of the global Cold War.

This seminar will be followed by a reception.

Please rsvp to [email protected] at latest 22 November 2016.

When: 23 November 2016, 14:00 – 15:30
Where: Aula Magna Building, Stockholm University, room: Kungstenen