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Episode 24: The Spirit of Afro-Asia

Dr. Thum Ping Tjin, Research Associate, Centre for Global History, University of Oxford

11-Mar-16 15:00

Episode 24: The Spirit of Afro-Asia

The Afro-Asia Conference, held in Bandung in April 1955, was hugely inspirational for anticolonialism around the world and for Singapore's anticolonial movement. What is the spirit of Afro-Asia? Why was Bandung so inspirational? And how did it change the anticolonial movement in Singapore? In this episode, PJ Thum answers these questions, and visits the entirely fictional state of “Singalaysia” and asks what lessons the spirit of Bandung might offer to a theoretical opposition “Democratic Worker’s Action Party” on how they might successfully defeat the neo-colonial government at a General Election. 

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