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'Diplomacy as theatre': recasting the Bandung conference of 1955 as cultural history

  title={'Diplomacy as theatre': recasting the Bandung conference of 1955 as cultural history},
  author={Naoko Shimazu},
  • N. Shimazu
  • Published 1 October 2011
  • Political Science
As a significant ‘moment’ in twentieth-century international diplomacy, the Bandung Conference of 1955 is replete with symbolic meanings. How can we delve deeper into understanding the symbolic? To this end, ‘diplomacy as theatre’ as a conceptual framework enables us to re-interpret the Bandung Conference acts of symbolic performance, where ‘actors’ perform on the ‘stage’ to ‘audiences’. I focus primarily on the city of Bandung in Indonesia where spatially and temporally a ‘stage’ was created… 

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