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Britain and the World

Britain’s Cold War in Cyprus and Hong Kong

A Conflict of Empires

Authors: Sutton, Christopher

  • Thoroughly comparative study of the communist parties in Cyprus and Hong Kong during the Cold War
  • Presents a unique approach to the British Empire in the Cold War period
  • Allows readers to gain valuable insight into the tactics used by the British colonial system in order maintain balance and peace
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About this book

Linking two defining narratives of the twentieth century, Sutton’s comparative study of Hong Kong and Cyprus – where two of the empire’s most effective communist parties operated – examines how British colonial policy-makers took to cultural and ideological battlegrounds to fight the anti-colonial imperialism of their communist enemies in the Cold War. The structure and intentional nature of the British colonial system grants unprecedented access to British perceptions and strategies, which sought to balance constructive socio-political investments with regressive and self-defeating repression, neither of which Britain could afford in the Cold War conflict of empires.

About the authors

Christopher Sutton is Honorary Research Fellow at the University of East Anglia, UK. He has taught on three continents and published articles in Britain and the World and Contemporary British History.

Table of contents (14 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Sutton, Christopher

    Pages 1-14

  • Origins and the First Cold War, 1917–1945

    Sutton, Christopher

    Pages 17-31

  • ‘A World of Grey Men’: The Rise of the CCP, 1938–1946

    Sutton, Christopher

    Pages 33-45

  • Moderate, Irreproachable, and Organized: The Rise of AKEL, 1941–1946

    Sutton, Christopher

    Pages 47-64

  • British Anti-Communism: From Enemy to Ally to Enemy

    Sutton, Christopher

    Pages 65-68

Buy this book

eBook £52.99
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-33491-2
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover £66.99
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-33490-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Britain’s Cold War in Cyprus and Hong Kong
Book Subtitle
A Conflict of Empires
Authors
Series Title
Britain and the World
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-33491-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-33491-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-33490-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 236
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