Revisiting decolonization processes in Southeast Asia
Part 1Session 3
Wed 13:30–15:00 Room 1.506
Part 2Session 4
Wed 15:30–17:00 Room 1.506
- Rui Graça Feijó University of Coimbra
- Michael Leach Swinburne University of Technology
Southeast Asia was a pioneer in the global process of decolonization, the proclamation of independence of Indonesia in August 1945 being the first of a sweeping process that nevertheless took long before the independence of Timor-Leste set a final (?) mark to it. In the half century that it lasted, various cases tested the relationships between Decolonization, Re- colonization and Cold War. Time is now ripe to project new light both on the process as a whole and in significant case studies framed in a comparative context. The proposed panel will be open to scholars of every SEAsia country/sub-region who can contribute to reframe our understanding of the complexities of what is perhaps the most significant series of events after World War II.