Behind the Bamboo Curtain: China, Vietnam, and the World beyond Asia

Behind the Bamboo Curtain: China, Vietnam, and the World beyond Asia

by Priscilla Roberts
     
 


Based on new archival research in many countries, this volume broadens the context of the U.S. intervention in Vietnam. Its primary focus is on relations between China and Vietnam in the mid-twentieth century; but the book also deals with China's relations with Cambodia, U.S. dealings with both China and Vietnam, French attitudes toward Vietnam and China, and… See more details below

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Based on new archival research in many countries, this volume broadens the context of the U.S. intervention in Vietnam. Its primary focus is on relations between China and Vietnam in the mid-twentieth century; but the book also deals with China's relations with Cambodia, U.S. dealings with both China and Vietnam, French attitudes toward Vietnam and China, and Soviet views of Vietnam and China. Contributors from seven countries range from senior scholars and officials with decades of experience to young academics just finishing their dissertations. The general impact of this work is to internationalize the history of the Vietnam War, going well beyond the long-standing focus on the role of the United States.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780804755023
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
Publication date:
10/26/2006
Series:
Cold War International History Project Series
Edition description:
1
Pages:
580
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.40(d)

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Table of Contents

Contents Preface by James G. Hershberg....................xi
Acknowledgments....................xvii
List of Abbreviations....................xviii
Introduction: The Vietnam War in Its International Setting Priscilla Roberts....................1
Part I The Beginning: From Colonial Rule to Escalation 1 Mao Zedong and the Indochina Wars Yang Kuisong....................55
2 Forging a New Relationship: The Soviet Union and Vietnam, 1955 Mari Olsen....................97
3 Opportunities Lost? Kennedy, China, and Vietnam Noam Kochavi....................127
4 The French Recognition of China and Its Implications for the Vietnam War Fredrik Logevall....................153
5 The Economic and Political Impact of the Vietnam War on China in 1964 Li Xiangqian....................173
Part II The Widening War 6 Informing the Enemy: Sino-American "Signaling" and the Vietnam War, 1965 James G. Hershberg and Chen Jian....................193
7 Beijing's Aid to Hanoi and the United States-China Confrontations, 1964-1968 Shu Guang Zhang....................259
8 The Sino-Soviet Dispute over Assistance for Vietnam's Anti-American War, 1965-1972 Li Danhui....................289
9 The Background to the Shift in Chinese Policy toward the United States in the Late 1960s Niu Jun....................319
10 Sino-U.S. Reconciliation and China's Vietnam Policy Shen Zhihua....................349
11 China and the Cambodian Conflict, 1970-1975 Zhai Qiang....................369
12 The Soviet-Chinese-Vietnamese Triangle in the 1970s: The View from Moscow Stephen J. Morris....................405
13 Commentary: A Vietnamese Scholar'sPerspective on the Communist Big Powers and Vietnam Luu Doan Huynh....................433
Part III Documents 14 Le Duan and the Break with China Stein Tønnesson and Christopher E. Goscha....................453
15 Selected Conversations of Asian Communist Leaders on Indochina....................487
About the Contributors....................535
Index....................541

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