The effects of the Korean War on Southeast Asia were mainly indirect. War and stockpiling produced an economic boom, flooding the region with dollars and benefiting most Southeast Asian nations like Indonesia, Burma, etc. However, the Korean War affected Asia not only economically but politically as well. It intensified the cold war situation causing tensions between nations like Indonesia and Burma, and creating fears of another world war.
The influence of the intensification of the cold war was not limited to Asia but also affected European powers like France, Germany, and the British. The British contributed a force to the Korean War due to their ultimate dependence of the US and their desire to seek the support of US in Asia.
Furthermore, in a yet more indirect way, the Korean War affected Southeast Asia. It provided not only fears and apprehensions: it also provided models. On one hand, it offered the image of massive troop movements. On the other, it offered the image of effective resistance, not only by US/UN troops from outside, but also by effectively-trained local troops, with a determined leader in Syngman Rhee. That example was greatly to influence American policy in Vietnam. The Korean War indeed made it unlikely that the US would again wish to deploy its own troops on the Asian mainland.
A short bio:
Dr Nicholas Tarling is Fellow and Emeritus Professor of History at the New Zealand Asia Institute. He has also been Visiting Professor at the University of Brunei Darussalam and Honorary Professor at the University of Hull. Most of his work has been on the history of Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand and Burma in the 19th and 20th centuries, and in particular on British policy in and toward those countries. He edited the Cambridge History of Southeast Asia. His most recent books include Southeast Asia and the Great Powers, (Routledge, 2010), Imparting Asia. Five Decades of Asian Studies at the University of Auckland, (Pindar NZ, 2010), Britain and the West New Guinea Dispute (Mellen, 2008), Regionalism in Southeast Asia (Routledge, 2006), and Britain, Southeast Asia and the Impact of the Korean War (Singapore University Press, 2005).
발표자: Nicholas Tarling 뉴질랜드 오클랜드(Auckland)대학교 교수
일시: 2010년 9월 3일(금) 2시-4시
장소: 멀티미디어 강의동 (83동) 301호
“The Impact of the Korean War on Southeast Asia” (첨부파일 참조)