Monday, March 23, 2015

Postwar Indonesia

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THE WHOLE PLACE WENT TOTALLY OUT OF CONTROL: THE END OF WORLD WAR II IN MALAYA AND THE NETHERLANDS INDIES 1945-46. 3/24, Noon-1:30pm, Washington, DC. Sponsor: George Washington University's Memory & Reconciliation in Asia Pacific program and the Sigur Center for Asian Studies. Speaker: Ronald Spector, Professor of History and International Affairs, GW.

In August 1945, the global conflagration known as World War II finally came to an end in the Asia Pacific. This unprecedented total war as well as its multiple endings have profoundly reshaped the fate of peoples in this vast region. This lecture series introduces the latest research by GW faculty members, graduate students, and other scholars in order to shed new light on this crucial period of recent history.

Video of Professor Spector discussing his 2007 book, In the Ruins of Empire: The Japanese Surrender and the Battle for Postwar Asia

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