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The East and West Association

Show simple item record McCullough, Esther Morgan 2019-04-01T14:09:06Z 2019-04-01T14:09:06Z 1942-06-01
dc.description.abstract The East and West Association was formed during World War II with the aim of aiding the Allied war effort in Asia by helping Americans understand the culture and concerns of the people of China and India. Led by the novelist and political activist Pearl S. Buck, the association soon developed what the author calls a “critical internationalism” perspective, working against colonialism and racism in Asia and in the United States during World War II and expanding that work to include a critique of the Cold War in the following years. While the association did not have a major impact on United States policy during the 1940s, its efforts provided one model of how to mobilize United States public opinion on international affairs, and an analysis of its perspectives can help historians and activists distinguish between very different types of “internationalisms.” en_US
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dc.publisher Bennington College en_US
dc.subject Buck, Pearl en_US
dc.subject East and West Association en_US
dc.subject Jones, Lewis Webster en_US
dc.subject McCullough, Esther Morgan en_US
dc.subject Sanford, Miss Mary en_US
dc.subject Fisher, Dorothy Canfield en_US
dc.title The East and West Association en_US

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