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Negotiating China's Destiny in World War II

Hans van de Ven, Diana Lary, and Stephen MacKinnon


Before WWII, China mattered little in international relations. Afterwards, it was recognized as one of the victorious allies, it secured a permanent seat in the UN’s Securty Council, and it had become a central player in East Asian Affairs. Negotiating China’s Destiny examines this transformation in China’s international position, which occurred despite its military weakness. The book examines the end of Western imperialism in China, the efforts of the Nationalists to engage with its wartime Allies, the UK, the USSR, and the USA, its dealings with surrounding states and peripheral areas, inclu ... More

Keywords: China, WWII, international relations, Chiang Kaishek, diplomacy

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780804789660
Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: May 2015 DOI:10.11126/stanford/9780804789660.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Hans van de Ven, editor
St. Catherine's College, Cambridge, UK

Diana Lary, editor

Stephen MacKinnon, editor

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