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Churchill, Eden and Indo-China, 1951-1955

Nông Văn Dân

Churchill, Eden and Indo-China, 1951-1955

Provides a historical analysis of the administrations of Churchill and Eden, focusing on the broad international context of decolonized Indo-China.

Imprint: Anthem Press
ISBN 9780857284174
October 2011 | 390 Pages | 229 x 152mm / 9 x 6 | 12+ maps
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About This Book

‘[A]s much a study of the internal policymaking operations of the Foreign Office as a study of Churchill and Eden. […] Nong provides good coverage of the large cast of characters in this story.’ —Christopher H. Sterling, ‘Finest Hour: The Journal of Winston Churchill’

'Churchill, Eden and Indo-China, 1951-1955' provides a greater historical awareness of the broad international context of decolonized Indo-China, focussing on the administrations of Churchill and Eden. Nông Văn Dân takes a systematic approach to pertinent international politics, providing a historiography and assessing the effects of events such as the Cold War and the Second World War, paying special attention to the impact of the Second World War on the British version of the domino theory. Nông Văn Dân focuses particularly on South East Asia, and applies a thorough analysis of the pitched Battle of Dien Bien Phu, which took place during the last year of Churchill's office. Churchill's wartime helmsmanship is revisited in order to gain pertinent and further light on his post-war administration. Lastly, this study is a firm contribution to understanding the history of globalization in Eastern Asia and the Far East.

Readership: Students and academics in the fields of history, international politics, and British and Far Eastern studies, as well as Churchill specialists and enthusiasts.

Author Information

Nông Văn Dân is a Senior Research Fellow at the Institute for Economics and Development Studies, National Economics University (Hanoi). He holds an MA and a PhD from Cambridge University.

Table of Contents

Maps; Preface; Chapter 1: Introduction; Chapter 2; The War Against Japan Had the South East Asia Department Emerge in the Foreign Office; Chapter 3: The East of Suez Review: Dtente for South East Asia?; Chapter 4: The British Path Towards Negotiations on Indo-China; Chapter 5: The British Path Towards the Partition of Vietnam; Chapter 6: The Annamitic or Vietnamized Divide and Barrier of the 'Smaller Dragon'; Chapter 7: Conclusion