Great Powers and Grand Strategies in the Asia Pacific 1900-1954: Academic Conference


Great Powers and Grand Strategies in the Asia Pacific 1900-1954: Academic Conference

From the multilateral military intervention to quell the so-called Boxer Rebellion through to the Geneva Conference of mid 1954, the Great Powers sought to impose political order on an Asia Pacific they saw as chaotic and conflict-prone. But implicit within this reordering were relationships between Great Powers themselves. This period in international history was ultimately defined by the combination of Chinese weakness and instability and Great Power attempts to ‘manage’ that situation. From that starting point, this conference aims to evaluate grand strategies pursued by Great Powers — including the British Empire, France, the United States of America, Russia/Soviet Union, and especially China and Japan — to try to manage not only the region but also each other, and to consider the impact all this had on regional and global states systems and order.

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Conference Schedule

*Schedule is subject to change.

For more details, download the programme booklet here.

Conference Organisers

Department of History, National University of Singapore
The Department of History at the National University of Singapore has been leading the analytical study of the past in Singapore since its inception in 1929. It has particular strengths in the areas addressed by this conference, including the modern international histories of Southeast and East Asia.

Official Website: www.fas.nus.edu.sg/hist

Rise of Asia Museum (RoAM)
The Rise of Asia Museum (RoAM) aims to explain Asian entrepreneurship and the modern rise of Asia, and help the world understand the new evolving Asia. The museum will primarily focus on three economic giants – China, Japan, and India – and other Asian countries like South Korea. In particular, China and India’s global rise has re-focused global perspectives on future economic, military, political, and sporting trends. One of the most significant engines of Asia’s economic growth is the iconic Asian Tycoon. Often steeped in traditional values and a desire to help the wider community, Asian tycoons adopted and adapted the best of East and West to shape sustainable enterprises, leaving lasting legacies.

RoAM is a proud to be a partner in this conference, for the rise and fall of empires dictated the fall and re-emergence of Asia as an economic powerhouse.

Official Website: www.riseofasiamuseum.weebly.com

Haw Par Villa
Haw Par Villa - formerly known as the Tiger Balm Garden – is an 8.5-hectare Asian cultural park, the last of its kind in the world. Built in 1937, Singapore’s largest outdoor art gallery is the brainchild of Aw Boon Haw, the millionaire philanthropist and marketing extraordinaire who gifted the world Tiger Balm. The eclectic park is a treasure trove of Asian culture, history, philosophy and religion – quirky yet enlightening, at the same time. Since 2015, it is managed by Journeys Pte Ltd, an award-winning heritage specialist passionate in preserving and bringing the heritage gem to greater heights.

Official Website: www.hawparvilla.sg
Social Media: Facebook/Instagram (@hawparvilla.sg)
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