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Power and Primacy

A History of Western Intervention in the Asia-Pacific

A.B. Abrams

Today the Asia-Pacific region stands on the verge of major change, with centuries of western dominated regional order being seriously challenged and quite possibly nearing its end. The emergence of a potential new order dominated by regional rather than extra-regional powers - an «Asia for the Asiatics» in the words of Japan’s pan-Asian scholars - means it is now more than ever essential to understand the history of the current western-dominated system, the full implications should it continue and the nature of the West’s intentions towards the region.

This book undertakes the task of elucidating the complex and little-known history of western intervention in the Asia-Pacific, providing information critical to understanding contemporary developments

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  • Humanities (H)
    • History (HB)
      • Regional & national history (HBJ)
        • Asian history (HBJF)
        • Australasian & Pacific history (HBJM)
      • Military history (HBW)
  • Society & social sciences (J)
    • Politics & government (JP)
      • Political science & theory (JPA)

BISAC Classifications

  • History (HIS)
    • HISTORY / Asia / General (HIS003000)
    • Military (HIS027)
      • HISTORY / Military / Korean War (HIS027020)
      • HISTORY / Military / Vietnam War (HIS027070)
  • Political Science (POL)
    • POLITICAL SCIENCE / History & Theory (POL010000)

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  • Society & Social Sciences (J)
    • Politics & government (JP)
      • Political science & theory (JPA)
  • History & Archaeology (N)
    • History (NH)
      • Asian history (NHF)
      • Australasian & Pacific history (NHM)
      • Military history (NHW)
        • Specific wars & campaigns (NHWR)
          • Military history: post-WW2 conflicts (NHWR9)