冷戦とは何だったのか。大国同士の駆け引きや政治リーダーを主人公とする従来の物語とは一線を画し、無数の名もなき人びとの日常的な想像と行為の連鎖と、現実政治との影響関係から冷戦初期の歴史を描く。

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This chapter traces recent scholarship on Cold War America, aiming to show how the field has developed in recent years, what kinds of problems we face today, and where we can go from here.

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“Westad has shown one mode of the perfection of Cold War scholarship; now we must contemplate what to do next.”

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I was invited to speak at the international seminar “Rethinking the Cold War in Asia: Experiences, Perspectives, Concepts,” organized by and held at the Czech Academy of Sciences in Prague, the Czech Republic.

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[Deadline: 1 December 2018] We will convene an international workshop at NUS, 25-26 May 2019, and are inviting scholars, graduate students, and independent researchers who are interested in taking part in our project, “Reconceptualizing the Cold War.”

[Deadline: 15 November 2018] We’re pleased to offer two postdoctoral fellowships. Successful candidates will join in our new research program, “Reconceptualizing the Cold War: On-the-ground Experiences in Asia.”

[Deadline: 1 November 2018] We’re pleased to offer PhD and MA scholarships. Successful applicants will take part in our new research project, “Reconceptualizing the Cold War: On-the-ground Experiences in Asia.”

I participated in the symposium as a panelist for the Senior Scholar Roundtable (“The Cold War in Asia”), as well as a discussant for a panel on “The Cold War in Asia: US and its Allies.”

I was invited to give two talks at the International Christian University (ICU) in Tokyo, one for the 2018 Asian Studies Conference Japan (ASCJ) annual meeting on June 30, 2018, and the other for the international workshop, “The Korean War as Transnational Postcolonial Conflicts,” on July 1, 2018.

I was invited to be a member of lecturing faculty for the Harvard-Yenching Institute’s Advanced Training Program, which was held at Waseda University, Tokyo, from June 25 to July 5, 2018, under the theme of “New Approaches in Asia-Pacific Studies.”