The Political and Moral Imperatives of the Bandung Conference of 1955

The Reactions of the US, UK and Japan

Now fifty years on, with significantly more primary references available,Kweku Ampiah’s study provides a much-needed in-depth re-evaluation of the conference as a whole, focusing in particular on the external influences and preoccupations impacting on the participants seen through three case studies involving the US, UK and Japan.
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Biographical Note

Kweku Ampiah is an Academic Fellow in the Department of East Asian Studies (and in the White Rose East Asia Centre), School of Modern Languages and Cultures, University of Leeds.

Table of contents

Preface; Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1 Neutralism as a political force in Asia in the mid-1950s; 2 US attitudes towards the conference: From revulsion, to 'benevolent indifference', and reluctant acceptance; 3 Britain and Bandung: Whitehall's prognosis; 4 Japan's journey back to Asia and the new foreign policy of independence; 5 Conclusion; Appendices; Bibliography; Index

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Professional and scholarly

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