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Book Launch:
Winning the Third World:
Sino-American Rivalry during the Cold War

with Professor Gregg Brazinsky


Co-sponsored by the Sigur Center for Asian Studies, the Elliott School of International Affairs, and the Department of History


Part of the Elliott School Book Launch Series

Tuesday, October 31, 2017
12:30 PM - 1:45 PM
The Elliott School of International Affairs
1957 E Street, NW, Lindner Family Commons, Room 602
Washington, DC 20052


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Copies of Professor Brazinsky's book will be available for purchase at the event.

Winning the Third World examines afresh the intense and enduring rivalry between the United States and China during the Cold War. Gregg A. Brazinsky shows how both nations fought vigorously to establish their influence in newly independent African and Asian countries. By playing a leadership role in Asia and Africa, China hoped to regain its status in world affairs, but Americans feared that China's history as a nonwhite, anticolonial nation would make it an even more dangerous threat in the postcolonial world than the Soviet Union. Drawing on a broad array of new archival materials from China and the United States, Brazinsky demonstrates that disrupting China's efforts to elevate its stature became an important motive behind Washington's use of both hard and soft power in the "Global South."

Prof. Gregg Brazinsky is associate professor of history and international affairs at the George Washington University. He specializes on U.S.-Asian relations. He is also the author of Nation Building in South Korea: Koreans, Americans, and the Making of a Democracy.



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