Event

Jan 31, 2020
Post-colonial Network of Science and Technology in Cold War Asia: Toward a New Framework

Asia after 1945 was the most volatile region in the world, not only because of the hot proxy wars of the Cold War but also because of independence wars and decolonization efforts of Asian countries against the multiple empires--European, American, and Japanese. How did such geopolitical dynamics shape science and technology, and what role did science and technology play in the making of the Cold War order in Asia? My talk will examine trans-Asian flows of scientific know-hows, technologies, and experts in the 1950s and 1960s and critique the limitations of framing these flows solely under the "Cold War" framework.

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Boltzmannstraße 22, 14195 Berlin, Germany
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Open to all, no registration required. Please contact the organizers if you have any questions about the event.

About This Series

The seminar series "Science, Technology and Diplomacy During the Cold War and Beyond: Frameworks, Perspectives, and Challenges" aims to provide a forum that takes account of exciting developments within recent scholarship on science during the Cold War—especially, but not limited to, the approaches of transnational and global history. Read more about the series here.

2020-01-31T14:00:00SAVE IN I-CAL 2020-01-31 14:00:00 2020-01-31 15:30:00 Post-colonial Network of Science and Technology in Cold War Asia: Toward a New Framework Asia after 1945 was the most volatile region in the world, not only because of the hot proxy wars of the Cold War but also because of independence wars and decolonization efforts of Asian countries against the multiple empires--European, American, and Japanese. How did such geopolitical dynamics shape science and technology, and what role did science and technology play in the making of the Cold War order in Asia? My talk will examine trans-Asian flows of scientific know-hows, technologies, and experts in the 1950s and 1960s and critique the limitations of framing these flows solely under the "Cold War" framework. MPIWG Alison KraftRoberto LalliGiulia RispoliJaehwan Hyun admin@example.com Europe/Berlin public