Spring 2024 History GU4394 section 001

Britain and the end of empire in Southea

Britain/Southeast Asia 19

Call Number 11580
Day & Time
R 2:10pm-4:00pm
311 Fayerweather
Points 4
Grading Mode Standard
Approvals Required None
Instructor Matthew Jones
Method of Instruction In-Person
Course Description

This course examines the contraction of British imperial power in Southeast Asia from the opening of the Pacific War in 1941/42 to the decisions of the Labour Government in 1967/68 to withdraw from ‘East of Suez’.  As well as analysing the explanations offered for the retreat from formal colonial rule, the course explores how attempts were made to preserve influence and control the pace of change.  The interactions between metropolitan weakness and local nationalisms will be emphasised, as will be the effects of the Cold War.  Attention will also be paid to Anglo-American relations and the wars in Indochina. 

Web Site Vergil
Department History
Enrollment 13 students (15 max) as of 7:07PM Monday, July 22, 2024
Subject History
Number GU4394
Section 001
Division Interfaculty
Note Add to waitlist & see instructions on SSOL
Section key 20241HIST4394W001