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Author Oakman, Daniel.

Title Facing Asia : a history of the Colombo Plan / Daniel Oakman.

Imprint Acton, A.C.T. : ANU E Press, 2010.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe JSTOR Open Ebooks  Electronic Book    ---  Available
Description 1 online resource
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
Series Free online access: OAPEN.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Contents The Road to Colombo -- Building a Bridge to Asia -- The Seed of Freedom -- A Good Shoe-horn for our Interests -- Face to Face with Asia -- A Toothpick to Prop Up a Swaying Skyscraper -- Crossing the Frontier.
Summary "This book examines the public and private agendas behind Australia's foreign aid diplomacy and reveals the strategic, political and cultural aims that drove the Colombo Plan. It examines the legacy of WWII, how foreign aid was seen as crucial to achieving regional security, how the plan was sold to Australian and Asian audiences, and the changing nature of Australia's relationship with Britain and the United States. Above all this is the question of how Australia sought to project itself into the region, and how Asia was introduced into the Australian consciousness. In answering these questions, this book tells the story of how an insular society, deeply scarred by the turbulence of war, chose to face its regional future."--Publisher's description.
Language English.
Subject Colombo Plan -- History.
Colombo Plan. (OCoLC)fst00656886
Economic assistance -- Southeast Asia -- History.
Economic assistance -- Political aspects -- Southeast Asia.
Economic assistance -- Social aspects -- Southeast Asia.
Society and social sciences Society and social sciences.
Sociology and anthropology.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- World -- Australian & Oceanian.
Economic assistance. (OCoLC)fst00901592
Economic assistance -- Political aspects. (OCoLC)fst00901611
Economic assistance -- Social aspects. (OCoLC)fst00901615
Southeast Asia. (OCoLC)fst01240499
Business & Economics.
Economic History.
Indexed Term social aspects.
southeast asia.
economic assistence.
political aspects.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
ISBN 9781921666933 (electronic bk.)
1921666935 (electronic bk.)
9781921666926 (print version)
1921666927 (print version)
Standard No. 10.26530/OAPEN_459231 doi

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