Just as official governments are not eternal, military bases in Asia have a history. So, too,
every foreign military base elsewhere are inextricably intertwined in histories of colonialism,
national liberation struggles, international wars and Big Power politics. For example, U.S. military
bases in the Philippines were a result of the Asian phase of the Spanish-American War (1898) in
which the U.S. defeated the Philippine Revolution of 1896 in the Philippine American War (1899-
We have viewed Judith Vecchione (writer, producer, director), “Tug of war
the story of Taiwan,” video (South Burlington, Vermont: WGBH Educational Foundation and
WGBH Boston, 1998).
Other, earlier resources.
Re Orient: Change in Asian Societies
University Press, 2006), ch. 1 (“Globalisation and Insulation in Asia”), ch. 2, (“State, Society,
Individual”), ch. 3 (“Human Rights”), ch. 4 (“Ethnic Minorities”), ch. 5 (“Economic and Social
Development”), ch. 7 (“Environmental Impact”), and ch. 9 (“The World of Work”).