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Colloquium Global History, Moon-Ho Jung (Washington)

May 02, 2022 | 06:00 PM c.t. - 08:00 PM
Programme Global History Colloquium SoSe 2022-1

Programme Global History Colloquium SoSe 2022-1

Berlin Global History Colloquium - Moon-Ho Jung (University of Washington)

Hosted by Jung Hyun Kim

This history reveals how radical threats to the United States empire became seditious threats to national security and exposes the antiradical and colonial origins of anti-Asian racism. Menace to Empire transforms familiar themes in American history. This profoundly ambitious history of race and empire traces both the colonial violence and the anticolonial rage that the United States spread across the Pacific between the Philippine-American War and World War II. Moon-Ho Jung argues that the US national security state as we know it was born out of attempts to repress and silence colonized subjects, from the Philippines and Hawai‘i to California and beyond.
Jung examines how various revolutionary movements spanning the Pacific confronted the US empire. In response, the US state closely monitored and brutally suppressed those movements by racializing particular politics and distinct communities as seditious, exaggerating fears of pan-Asian solidarities and sowing anti-Asian racism under the guise of national security. Radicalized by their opposition to the US empire and racialized as threats to US security, peoples in and from Asia pursued a revolutionary politics that gave rise to the national security state—the heart and soul of the US empire ever since.

02.05. Moon-Ho Jung (Menace to Empire: Anticolonial Solidarities and the Transpacific Origins of the US Security State)

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