The Vietnam War in the Pacific World

Edited by Brian Cuddy, Fredrik Logevall

382 pp., 6.125 x 9.25, 3 graphs, 2 tables

  • Paperback ISBN: 978-1-4696-7114-7
    Published: November 2022
  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-1-4696-7113-0
    Published: November 2022
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    Published: October 2022
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Fifty years since the signing of the Paris Peace Accords signaled the final withdrawal of U.S. troops from Vietnam, the war's mark on the Pacific world remains. The essays gathered here offer an essential, postcolonial interpretation of a struggle rooted not only in Indochinese history but also in the wider Asia Pacific region. Extending the Vietnam War's historiography away from a singular focus on American policies and experiences and toward fundamental regional dynamics, the book reveals a truly global struggle that made the Pacific world what it is today.

Contributors include: David L. Anderson, Mattias Fibiger, Zach Fredman, Marc Jason Gilbert, Alice S. Kim, Mark Atwood Lawrence, Jason Lim, Jana K. Lipman, Greg Lockhart, S. R. Joey Long, Christopher Lovins, Mia Martin Hobbs, Boi Huyen Ngo, Wen-Qing Ngoei, Nathalie Huynh Chau Nguyen, Noriko Shiratori, Lisa Tran, A. Gabrielle Westcott

About the Authors

Brian Cuddy is lecturer in security studies at Macquarie University.
For more information about Brian Cuddy, visit the Author Page.

Fredrik Logevall is the Laurence D. Belfer Professor of International Affairs and professor of history at Harvard University.

For more information about Fredrik Logevall, visit the Author Page.


"The merits of a book such as this—intellectual, historiographical, political—are so obvious it beggars belief that it's the first of its kind. This is one those very rare edited books that reward a proper reading all the way through, from cover to cover."—Andrew Preston, author of American Foreign Relations: A Very Short Introduction

"There is nothing in the scholarly literature quite like this outstanding collection. Each essay holds cutting edge scholarship, and together they explore how the regional dynamics in Southeast Asia and the wider Pacific had a major impact on the origins, conduct, and legacies of the American War in Vietnam."—Robert K. Brigham, author of Reckless: Henry Kissinger and the Tragedy of Vietnam