After Leaning to One Side: China and Its Allies in the Cold War

After Leaning to One Side: China and Its Allies in the Cold War

by Zhihua Shen
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0804770875

ISBN-13: 9780804770873

Pub. Date: 07/27/2011

Publisher: Stanford University Press

After Leaning to One Side traces the rise and fall of the Sino-Soviet alliance between 1949 and 1973, emphasizing tension over the Korean and Vietnam wars. Underscoring the theme of inherent conflict within the communist movement, this book shows that while that movement was an international campaign with an imposing theory and an impressive party structure,

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After Leaning to One Side traces the rise and fall of the Sino-Soviet alliance between 1949 and 1973, emphasizing tension over the Korean and Vietnam wars. Underscoring the theme of inherent conflict within the communist movement, this book shows that while that movement was an international campaign with an imposing theory and an impressive party structure, it was also a collection of sovereign states with disparate national interests. This book explains how this dissonance was further complicated by the unequal development of the Chinese and Soviet states and their communist parties, and traces some of China's actions to Mao's grasping at leadership of the communist movement after the death of Stalin.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780804770873
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
Publication date:
07/27/2011
Series:
Cold War International History Project Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
360
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword Chen Jian ix

Preface and Acknowledgments xvii

I Heydays of the Communist Alliance

1 The Making of an Alliance for Cold and Hot Wars 3

2 China's Decision to Enter the Korean War 24

3 A Troubled Partnership in War 51

4 The Decision to End the Korean War 90

II The Erosion of a Brotherly Relationship

5 Helping-Hand Diplomacy: Soviet Experts in China 117

6 Comrades Plus Brothers: Sino-Soviet Border Relations in the 1950s 135

7 Unrealized Partnership: From Joint Fleet to the Great Leap Forward 147

8 Antagonized Centers and Troubled Frontiers 167

III The Hierarchy of International Communism

9 From Wartime Allies to Peacetime Associates 199

10 Vietnam and Chinese Policy toward the United States 219

Epilogue: The Demise of a Communist Alliance 247

Notes 257

Bibliography 313

About the Authors 337

Index 339

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