After Hiroshima: The United States, Race and Nuclear Weapons in Asia, 1945-1965

After Hiroshima: The United States, Race and Nuclear Weapons in Asia, 1945-1965

Londres, 27 novembre 2010

Professor Jones will examine how the legacies of the atomic bombing of Japan in 1945, the subsequent record of US nuclear testing in the Pacific, and the projected use of nuclear weapons against China, generated tensions in the relations between the United States and various Asian states and societies. One area of discord that will be featured is how, during an era marked by racial segregation and discrimination in the United States, the atomic bomb was often pictured as a ‘white man’s weapon’ which Western states were callously prepared to use against Asians, and how such perceptions came to influence the views of American policymakers on the consequences of any further nuclear use in the region.

Speakers: Matthew Jones is Chair in American Foreign Relations at the University of Nottingham, and an associate of the Cold War Studies Project; Arne Hofmann is the Head of the CWSP, and Masters Tutor in the International History Department at LSE.

Lieu : London School of Economics, salle B 212

Pour en savoir plus :

Emilia Robin

Chercheuse associée à l'UMR SIRICE. Violons d'Ingres : guerre froide, médiation scientifique, logiciels libres

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