Michael Hunt and Steve Levine will discuss empire and the trajectory of American involvement in Asia from 1898 to 1975. This lecture will touch upon the Asian dimensions of the wars, on the role of China, and the relevance of their book, Arc of Empire, to more recent American imperial-style ventures in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Michael H. Hunt is Emerson Professor Emeritus at UNC. His most recent books include The American Ascendancy: How the United States Gained and Wielded Global Dominance and A Vietnam War Reader: A Documentary History from American and Vietnamese Perspectives as well as Arc of Empire.
Steven I. Levine is research faculty associate, Department of History, the University of Montana. He served as founding director of the Carolina Asia Center at UNC, 2002-2004, and taught in the Department of Asian Studies.
This talk is sponsored by the Carolina Asia Center.