Simeon Man Lecture: Securing “Asia for Asians”: Race, Counterinsurgency, and the U.S. Empire

Wednesday, September 26, 2018
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM (ET)
Carol and Park B. Smith Hall Rehm Lib
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Lecture - Speaker
Karen Todd
CIS/ Asian Studies

Prof. Simeon Man, University of California, San Diego, will discuss the little-known histories of the Philippines and Hawaii and their roles in the U.S. war in Vietnam (1954-1975). Focusing on the soldiers and civilian workers who deployed from these sites of the “decolonizing Pacific,” Dr. Man reveals how U.S. empire was sustained through overlapping projects of colonialism, as well as the broader entanglements of racial liberalism and state violence in U.S. imperial culture.  
Simeon Man specializes in Asian American history and transnational U.S. history, with a focus on the politics of race and empire.  He is the author of Soldiering through Empire: Race and the Making of the Decolonizing Pacific (University of California Press, 2018), a cultural history of the U.S. military in Asia and the Pacific after World War II

Co-sponsors: Asian Studies, Peace and Conflict Studies, History Department

Open to the Public

Categories: Asian Studies,History,Peace and Conflict Studies

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