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1. Introduction: A Kula Ring for the Flying Geese: Japan's Technology Aid and Postwar Asia, Hiromi Mizuno (University of Minnesota, USA) Part 1: Engineering Asia at Home - Japan's Institutional Infrastructure for Asian Development 2. Tokyo's Vision of Southeast Asia: Private Interests and Economic Cooperation in the 1950s, Jin Sato (University of Tokyo, Japan) 3. Itagaki Yoichi and the Formation of the Postwar Knowledge Infrastructure for Japan's Overseas Development Assistance in Asia, Masato Karashima (Kobe University, Japan) Part 2: Engineering Asia on the Ground 4. From 'Constructing' to 'Developing' Asia: Japanese Engineers and the Formation of the Post-Colonial, Cold War Discourse of Development in Asia, Aaron S Moore (Arizona State University, USA) 5. The Hydrocarbon Ring: Indonesian Fossil Fuel, "Japanese Cooperation," and American Neo-Imperialism, 1941-1975, Eric Dinmore (Hampden-Sydney College, USA) 6. Colonial Seeds and Imperialist Genes: Japanese Colonial Agricultural Development and the Cold-War Green Revolution, Tatsushi Fujihara (Kyoto University, Japan) Part 3: South Korea - Engineering Asia as a Developing Nation 7. Postcolonial Desire and the Tripartite Alliance in East Asia: the Hybrid Origins of a Modern Scientific and Technological System in South Korea, Manyong Moon, (Chonbuk National University, South Korea) 8. Making Miracle Rice: Tongil and Mobilizing a Domestic "Green Revolution" in South Korea, Tae-ho Kim, (Chonbuk National University, South Korea) 9. In Pursuit of "Peace and Construction": Hyundai Construction and Infrastructure in Southeast Asia, 1965-1973, John P DiMoia, (Seoul National University, South Korea)

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Examines networks of engineering in Asia from the pre-WWII era through the 1970s and their role in the reconfiguration of colonial Asia into Cold War Asia.

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Hiromi Mizuno is Associate Professor of History at the University of Minnesota, USA. She is the author of Science for the Empire: Scientific Nationalism in Modern Japan (2009). Aaron S. Moore is Associate Professor of History at Arizona State University, USA. He is the author of Constructing East Asia: Technology, Ideology, and Empire in Japan's Wartime Era, 1931-1945 (2013). John DiMoia is Associate Professor of Korean History at Seoul National University, South Korea. He is the author of Reconstructing Bodies: Biomedicine, Health, and Nation-Building in South Korea since 1945 (2013).


[One] of the most important edited volumes to come out in recent memory ... Engineering Asia represents a significant intervention in the history of science and technology, foreign relations, and economic nationalism in cold war Asia. It is essential reading for scholars and graduate students in Japanese and East Asian history ... Scholars of the postcolonial history of science and technology in Latin America, Africa, and Asia will find the volume equally thought provoking. * The Journal of Japanese Studies *
Focusing on science and technology in Japan, Korea, Taiwan, and Southeast Asia- and in concrete rice, chemicals, highways, dams, oil, and more - this extraordinary collaboration provides a unique and critical perspective on both colonialism and its postcolonial reincarnation as Cold War developmentalism and overseas aid. While based upon meticulous empirical research, the book also provides sweeping insights into the intra-Asian connections among the major players that both depended upon and yet exceeded U.S. Cold War projects in the region. Sophisticated and yet eminently accessible, this is transnational history writing at its best and should be read by a wide audience both inside and outside of Asian Studies. * Takashi Fujitani, Professor in Asia-Pacific Studies, University of Toronto, Canada *

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