Henry Chauncey Jr. '57 Postdoctoral Fellow
“The Arc of Containment: Britain, Malaya, Singapore, and the Rise of American Hegemony in Southeast Asia, 1941-76”
Wen-Qing Ngoei studies strategy in an international historical context, and offers a reappraisal of the major concerns and contours of the post-1945 world. He demonstrates how Southeast Asian nationalism intertwined with localized ethnic strife and regional rivalries to shape the history of U.S. power through the global wars of the mid- to late-twentieth century (1941-1976). He rethinks imperial transition in Southeast Asia, the origins and work of domino theory, and the significance of the U.S. experience in Vietnam and the wider region. He comes to ISS and Grand Strategy having completed a Ph.D. and postdoctoral fellowship at Northwestern. His first book is under contract with Cornell University Press.