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Lecture | Studium Generale

Beyond the Atom Bombs

Thursday 10 December 2020
Will be announced later

‘Asia’ in the Asia-Pacific War

While rightly central to the story of the Second World War in the Asia-Pacific, our conventional focus on the story of the atom bombs also tends to obscure how the war—and the war’s end—was experienced by the vast majority of people most affected by the war:  the people of Asia.  This includes the story of the war as a showdown between competing colonial powers, and between “East and West.”  Dr. Ethan Mark’s lecture will highlight these angles with a focus on the experience of the Netherlands Indies/Indonesia.

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