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Professor Arne Westad

Arne WestadArne Westad is a Senior Fellow at LSE IDEAS, a centre he founded with Professor Michael Cox in 2008.  Westad is Professor of International History at LSE and an expert in contemporary international affairs.  His work deals mainly with twentieth century history and the history of China.  He is also a frequent commentator on current international issues, especially with regard to East Asia.  Professor Westad’s new book, Restless Empire: China and the World since 1750, has just been published by Basic Books in the United States and Bodley Head in the UK. His previous book, The Global Cold War, won the Bancroft Prize and several other awards, and has been published in fourteen languages.  Westad is now working on a general history of the Cold War in its twentieth century context and a book on China’s transformation from the Cultural Revolution to the era of reform. More »| 

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  • The Global Cold War: Third World Interventions and the Making of Our Times. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2005.
  • Decisive Encounters: The Chinese Civil War, 1946-1950. Stanford University Press, 2003.
  • Brothers in Arms: The Rise and Fall of the Sino-Soviet Alliance, 1945-1963. Stanford University Press/Woodrow Wilson Center Press, 1999.

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