Decolonization: Perspectives from Now and Then

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Prasenjit Duara
Psychology Press, 2004 - History - 312 pages
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In their words -- Introduction -- (The Three Principles of the People). Selections from Lecture 4 / Sun Yat-sen, San Min Chu I -- The path that led me to Leninism / Ho Chi Minh -- The discovery of India, Selections from chapter 10 / Jawaharlal Nehru -- Frantz Fanon, "Algeria unveiled" (extracts) in A dying colonialism / Frantz Fanon -- "Diagnosing an illness" Chapter 1, Occidentosis: a plague from the West / Jalal Al-i Ahmand -- "Society and ideology" selections from chapter 3, Consciencism: philosophy and ideology for decolonization / Kwame Nkrumah -- Part II: Imperialism and nationalism -- Introduction -- Contested hegemony: The Great War and the Afro-Asian assault on the civilizing mission ideology / Michael Adas -- The world of history and the world-as-history: twentieth century theories of imperialism / Patrick Wolfe -- "The Revolt against the West", selections from chapter 6, An introduction to contemporary history / Geoffrey Barraclough -- "'My ambition is much higher than independence': US power, the UN world, the nation-state, and their critics" / John D. Kelly and Martha Kaplan -- Empire preserv'd: how the Americans put anti-Communism before anti-imperialism / William Roger Louis and Ronald Robinson -- The troubled history of partition / Radha Kumar -- Part III: Regions and themes -- Introduction -- "Don't Paint Nationalism Red!" national revolution and socialist anti-imperialism / Ronald Grigor Suny -- Islamic renewal and the 'Failure of the West' / John O. Voll -- The dialectics of decolonization: nationalism and labor movements in postwar French Africa / Frederick Cooper -- Social construction of idealized images of women in colonial Korea: the "New Woman" versus "Motherhood" / Jiweon Shin -- National divisions in Indochina's decolonization / Stein Tnnesson -- Colonial formations and deformations: Korea, Taiwan and Vietnam / Bruce Cumings -- Index.
 

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Prasenjit Duara is the Raffles Professor of Humanities and Director of the Asia Research Institute at the National University of Singapore. He received his PhD in Chinese history from Harvard University, and taught at the University of Chicago between 1991 and 2008, where he served as Professor and Chair of the Department of History and Chair of the Committee on Chinese Studies. In 1988, he published Culture, Power and the State: Rural North China, 1900 1942, which won the Fairbank Prize of the American Historical Association and the Levenson Prize of the Association of Asian Studies, USA. Among his other books are: Rescuing History from the Nation (1995); Sovereignty and Authenticity: Manchukuo and the East Asian Modern (2003); an edited volume, Decolonization: Now and Then (2004); and A Companion to Global Historical Thought, co-edited with Viren Murthy and Andrew Sartori (2014). His work has been widely translated into Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and several European languages.

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