Marc Gallicchio expertly examines the diplomatic, military, and economic struggles in which the United States, China, and the Soviet Union were pitted in the immediate aftermath of victory over Japan. The Allied victory was but a prelude to an American search for a lasting peace across Asia, stretching from Korea to Vietnam and out to the Pacific atolls.
Marc Gallicchio is professor of history at Villanova University. His book, The African American Encounter with Japan and China: Black Internationalism in Asia, 1895-1945, won the Robert H. Ferrell Senior Book Award from the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations. He is also the editor of The Unpredictability of the Past: Memories of the Asia-Pacific War in U.S.-East Asian Relations.
Preface Chapter 1: Intermission Chapter 2: The Politics of Surrender Chapter 3: The High Water Mark Chapter 4: Domestic Politics and Foreign Policy Chapter 5: Occupational Hazards Chapter 6: A Lingering Presence Conclusion: No Peace for Asia Selected Bibliography