Engaging with Asia : the Chifley government and the New Delhi conferences of 1947 and 1949

Suares, Julie 2011, Engaging with Asia : the Chifley government and the New Delhi conferences of 1947 and 1949, Australian journal of politics and history, vol. 57, no. 4, pp. 495-510.

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Title Engaging with Asia : the Chifley government and the New Delhi conferences of 1947 and 1949
Author(s) Suares, Julie
Journal name Australian journal of politics and history
Volume number 57
Issue number 4
Start page 495
End page 510
Publisher Wiley - Blackwell Publishing Asia
Place of publication Richmond, Vic.
Publication date 2011-12
ISSN 0004-9522
1467-8497
Summary This article is a study of the Chifley government's foreign policy towards Asia, in particular India and Indonesia, as evidenced by Australia's attendance at the 1947 Asian Relations Conference and the 1949 New Delhi Conference on the Indonesian-Dutch conflict. Australia's presence at these two conferences provides an ideal opportunity to examine the Chifley government's response to the momentous changes that occurred in post-war Asia as a result of the dismantling of the European colonial world order. Through detailed examination of the archival material and contemporary accounts generated from Australia's involvement in the New Delhi conferences, this article will argue that despite significant political constraints, the Chifley government did adopt a distinctive and innovative policy towards the emergent nations of Asia in the immediate post-war years.
Notes Article first published online 13th December 2011
Language eng
Field of Research 210303 Australian History (excl Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander History)
210302 Asian History
Socio Economic Objective 950503 Understanding Australia's Past
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
HERDC collection year 2011
Copyright notice ©2011, The Author
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30042663

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