Southeast Asia: A Testament

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Psychology Press, 2003 - History - 350 pages
Southeast Asia: A Testament covers the tragic history of post war Indonesia from its successful struggle against the Dutch to Suharto's bloody overthrow of Sukarno in 1965. It also gives a personal account of the US involvement in Indochina, where George Kahin was an early critic of the Vietnam war and struggled to open the eyes of policy makers to the historical, political and military realities of the Vietnamese situation. Kahin also witnessed the reluctant involvement of Cambodia in the conflict, and the 1970 coup against Prince Sihanouk which paved the way for the Communist accession to power.
This book will be of interest to students of American diplomatic and foreign policy, Asian studies, and international relations. It is an engagingly written, often poignant personal account of George Kahin's experiences in Southeast Asia, ad as such will also appeal to the general reader.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
The Indonesian revolution
17
Communism and the Republic
54
The Dutch attack on Yogyakarta
86
The Dutch transfer sovereignty
116
McCarthy Lattimore and Cochran
126
Return to Indonesia
140
Struggle over Malaysia
158
Opposition to the Vietnam War
182
Casualties and pacification 19667
195
Possibilities for peace 1971
214
North Vietnam 1972
223
Cambodian neutrality and the United States
249
Cambodia and the Vietnam War
269
Invasion of Cambodia
300
Copyright

Cornell and the coup
177

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About the author (2003)

George Kahin was Professor Emeritus of International Politics at Cornell University. He was a leading scholar of Southeast Asian history and of US foreign policy in the postwar period.

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