West Across the Pacific: American Involvement in East Asia from 1898 to the Vietnam War

by F. Hilary Conroy, Francis Conroy and Sophie Quinn-Judge

About F. Hilary Conroy

Dr. F. Hilary Conroy, a Professor Emeritus of history at the University of Pennsylvania, has written extensively on Asian American history, with a focus on Asian immigration to the United States. He holds a BS from Northwestern University, and an MA and a PhD from the University of California. He has written extensively on Asian American history. His publications include The Japanese Frontier in Hawaii, 1868-1898, The Japanese Seizure of Korea, 1868-1910: A Study of Realism and Idealism in International Relations, China and Japan: A Search for Balance Since World War II, and America Views China: American Images of China Then and Now.

About Francis Conroy

Dr. Francis Conroy holds a BA from Haverford College, an MA from Yale University, and a PhD from Union Graduate School. A former fellow at the East-West Center in Honolulu, he is currently Professor of Philosophy at Burlington County College in New Jersey. He has been a contributing author to New Tides In The Pacific (Greenwood Press, 1987), America Views China (Associated University Presses, 1991), Transformations of Urban and Suburban Landscapes (Lexington Press, 2002), and South Jersey Under The Stars (Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 2005).

About Sophie Quinn-Judge

Dr. Sophie Quinn-Judge is Associate Director at the Center for Vietnamese Philosophy, Culture, and Society at Temple University. She has received international recognition for her scholarly work on Vietnam, including her highly regarded book, Ho Chi Minh: The Missing Years (1919-1941), and essays on such topics as the history of women in 20th-century Vietnamese politics.

Dr. Quinn-Judge, who is fluent in Vietnamese, spent two years in Vietnam working with a medical voluntary agency and she has made numerous subsequent visits to Vietnam. She has also served as a correspondent on Soviet-Asian affairs for the Far Eastern Economic Review and has contributed to other publications such as the Guardian (London).

Dr. Quinn-Judge received her PhD from the School of Oriental and African Studies at the University of London and she was Research Coordinator of the Cold War Studies Programme in the International History Department at the London School of Economics and Political Science.


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