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- DescriptionThis book examines competition and collaboration among Western powers, the socialist bloc, and the Third World for control over humanitarian aid programs during the Cold War. Young-sun Hong's analysis reevaluates the established parameters of German history. On the one hand, global humanitarian efforts functioned as an arena for a three-way political power struggle. On the other, they gave rise to transnational spaces that allowed for multidimensional social and cultural encounters. Hong paints an unexpected view of the global humanitarian regime: Algerian insurgents flown to East Germany for medical care, barefoot Chinese doctors in Tanzania, and West and East German doctors working together in the Congo. She also provides a rich analysis of the experiences of African trainees and Asian nurses in the two Germanys. This book brings an urgently needed historical perspective to contemporary debates on global governance, which largely concern humanitarianism, global health, south-rth relationships, and global migration.
- Author BiographyYoung-sun Hong is Associate Professor of History at the State University of New York at Stony Brook and the author of Welfare, Modernity and the Weimar State, 1919-1933 (1998). She has been a Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, the Harvard Center for European Studies, and New York University's International Center for Advanced Studies. She has also received fellowships from the German Marshall Fund, the Max-Planck Institute, the German Academic Exchange Service, and the Social Science Research Council. Hong has contributed to debates on modernity and transnationalism at the H-German Forum on Transnationalism (2006) and the German History Forum on Asia, Germany and the Transnational Turn (2010). In 2008, she organized a session on Asian-German studies at the German Studies Association meeting. Currently, she serves on the editorial board of Social History.
- Author(s)Young-Sun Hong
- PublisherCambridge University Press
- Date of Publication05/03/2015
- SubjectRegional History
- Series TitleHuman Rights in History
- Place of PublicationCambridge
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintCambridge University Press
- Content Note38 b/w illus.
- Weight750 g
- Width152 mm
- Height228 mm
- Spine28 mm
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