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Subversion as Foreign Policy: The Secret Eisenhower and Dulles Debacle in Indonesia. By Audrey R. and George McT. Kahin. New York: New Press, 1995; x+318.

Subversion as Foreign Policy: The Secret Eisenhower and Dulles Debacle in Indonesia. By Audrey R.... only once to a Western o p i u m trade to China, never mentioning the key role Americans played in that trade or the role of that t r a d e in the " w i n n i n g " of American fortunes (p. 19). Such information could h a v e been found in Jacques M. D o w n s ' s encyclopedic 1961 Georgetown University dissertation and soon- to-be published book on the American c o m m u n i t y in Canton u p to 1844, or in the aforementioned archival repositories. Although American ventures to Japan in the 1790s a n d early 1800s are discussed, C o m m o d o r e Perry's far more significant mission to Japan in the 1850s is barely mentioned. Korea does not even a p p e a r in the book's index. H o w can one analyze the United States' nineteenth-century role in the Pacific while omitting such key topics, regions, a n d events? Given the combination of i n a d e q u a t e source material a n d vast topical http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of American-East Asian Relations Brill

Subversion as Foreign Policy: The Secret Eisenhower and Dulles Debacle in Indonesia. By Audrey R. and George McT. Kahin. New York: New Press, 1995; x+318.

Journal of American-East Asian Relations , Volume 5 (1): 107 – Jan 1, 1996

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Brill
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© 1996 Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands
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1876-5610
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only once to a Western o p i u m trade to China, never mentioning the key role Americans played in that trade or the role of that t r a d e in the " w i n n i n g " of American fortunes (p. 19). Such information could h a v e been found in Jacques M. D o w n s ' s encyclopedic 1961 Georgetown University dissertation and soon- to-be published book on the American c o m m u n i t y in Canton u p to 1844, or in the aforementioned archival repositories. Although American ventures to Japan in the 1790s a n d early 1800s are discussed, C o m m o d o r e Perry's far more significant mission to Japan in the 1850s is barely mentioned. Korea does not even a p p e a r in the book's index. H o w can one analyze the United States' nineteenth-century role in the Pacific while omitting such key topics, regions, a n d events? Given the combination of i n a d e q u a t e source material a n d vast topical

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Published: Jan 1, 1996

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