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This comprehensive study of China's Cold War experience reveals the crucial role Beijing played in shaping the orientation of the global Cold War and the confrontation between the United States and the Soviet Union.

The success of China's Communist revolution in 1949 set the stage, Chen says. The Korean War, the Taiwan Strait crises, and the Vietnam War--all of which involved China as a central actor--represented the only major "hot" conflicts during the Cold War period, making East Asia the main battlefield of the Cold War, while creating conditions to prevent the two superpowers from engaging in a direct military showdown. Beijing's split with Moscow and rapprochement with Washington fundamentally transformed the international balance of power, argues Chen, eventually leading to the end of the Cold War with the collapse of the Soviet Empire and the decline of international communism.

Based on sources that include recently declassified Chinese documents, the book offers pathbreaking insights into the course and outcome of the Cold War.

About the Author

Chen Jian is C. K. Yen Professor of Chinese-American Relations at the Miller Center of Public Affairs at the University of Virginia, Professor of History at the University of Virginia, and Zijiang Visiting Professor at East China Normal University.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780807849323
Author:
Jian, Chen
Author:
Chen, Jian
Author:
Chen Jian
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
Location:
Chapel Hill
Subject:
Modern - 20th Century
Subject:
International Relations
Subject:
China
Subject:
Asia - China
Subject:
Cold war
Subject:
International Relations - General
Subject:
China Foreign relations 1949-
Subject:
Politics-United States Foreign Policy
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
New Cold War History (Paperback)
Series Volume:
no. 24
Publication Date:
20010631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
416
Dimensions:
9.24x6.16x.95 in. 1.30 lbs.

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