Our project, "Reconceptualizing the Cold War: On-the-ground Experiences in Asia," aims to build an online archive of oral history collections concerning the Cold War and decolonization in Asia, with a particular focus on East, Southeast, and South Asia. Based on oral history interviews and archival research across Asia, we aim to capture the emotions, enthusiasms, and fears of the era, and explores experiences and memories of ordinary people who witnessed various kinds of real and imagined wars.
View the collection of transcripts about the 1965-66 Indonesian Massacres
These transcripts tell us interviewers' childhood encounters with the Huks in the Philippines during the wartime and post-WWII periods. Each interview includes original (Tagalog) and English-translation transcripts, with an English summary and a set of discussion questions.
View the collection on transcripts about everyday lives in the Colonial and Postcolonial Philippines.
View the collection of transcripts about the Khmer Rouge and Its Legacies
View the collection of transcripts on living under Martial Law in the Philippines.
View the collection of transcripts about the Malaysian Left and Labor in the 1960s-1970s.
These transcripts include interviews with former Naxalite members and leaders, as well as other leftist activists who did not formally join but supported the movement at a distance. Many of their stories touch on historically deep-rooted conflicts between the Jenmis (landed aristocracy) and lower-caste Adivasi (indigenous tribal) communities.
View the collection of transcripts about Religion and the Cold War in the Philippines.
View the collection of transcripts about Singapore and the Cold War
View the collection of transcripts about Vietnamese Culture and Nationalism
Learn about the Cold War through our oral archives.
Learn about our past and forthcoming workshops.
Learn about present and past members of our project.