#21 – The Cold War history of the Philippine Chinese (A conversation with Chien-Wen Kung)

From the 1950s to the 1970s, no Chinese community in Southeast Asia was more vigilant in identifying and rooting out suspected communists, and committed to mobilising against the People’s Republic of China as the Philippine Chinese. Today, we speak to Assistant Professor Chien-Wen Kung from the National University of Singapore, about his new book, Diasporic Cold Warriors. He argues for a networked and transnational understanding of the ROC-KMT party-state and demonstrates that Taipei exercised a form of non territorial sovereignty over the Philippine Chinese with Manila’s participation and consent.

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