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History of Southeast Asia; history of the Philippines; World Communism; the Cold War; revolutionary movements and anti-colonial struggles.


Joseph Scalice (PhD, UC Berkeley) is a historian of revolutionary movements and authoritarianism in Southeast Asia with a focus on the postwar Philippines. He is Assistant Professor in the History Department at Hong Kong Baptist University.

His book, The Drama of Dictatorship: Martial Law and the Communist Parties of the Philippines (Cornell, 2023), uncovers the role played by rival Communist parties in the conflict that culminated in Ferdinand Marcos' declaration of martial law in 1972. Scalice has published articles on social struggles, dictatorship, and the Sino-Soviet split in Southeast Asia in Critical Asian Studies, History and Anthropology, Journal of Southeast Asian Studies, Modern Asian Studies, Philippine Studies, and Diplomatic History, among other journals. 

Scalice is currently completing his second book, Aligned Rivalries: The Sino-Soviet Split in the Periphery, under contract with Cornell University Press for publication in 2025.


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