I will be attending a conference on “The Cold War in Southeast Asia: Local Sources and Perspectives,” at Nanyang Technological University, in Singapore, early next week.
This looks to be a great event, bringing together a diverse group of scholars–coming from China, Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia, Singapore, and the US–using a wealth of new archival sources to study the Cold War in Southeast Asia.
There will be panels on Mainland Southeast Asia, Maritime Southeast Asia, China-Vietnam relations, and China-Southeast Asia relations. The distinguished participants include Qiang Zhai, Shen Zhihua, Liang Zhi, Wasana Wongsurawat, Ang Cheng Guan, Danny Wong, Hajimu Masuda, Li Danhui, and many others. The event ought to lay the basis for a larger research and archives initiative on Southeast Asia in the Cold War led by the Wilson Center’s History and Public Policy Program.