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The Cold War in East Asia, 1945-1991
     

The Cold War in East Asia, 1945-1991

by Tsuyoshi Hasegawa
 

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ISBN-10: 0804773319

ISBN-13: 9780804773317

Pub. Date: 03/02/2011

Publisher: Stanford University Press

The Cold War in East Asia studies Asia as a second front in the Cold War, examining how the six powers—the United States, the Soviet Union, China, Japan, and North and South Korea—interacted one another and forged the conditions that were distinct from the Cold War in Europe. The contributors are among the foremost historians of the new Cold War

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The Cold War in East Asia studies Asia as a second front in the Cold War, examining how the six powers—the United States, the Soviet Union, China, Japan, and North and South Korea—interacted one another and forged the conditions that were distinct from the Cold War in Europe. The contributors are among the foremost historians of the new Cold War history, and this book draws on a wide array of newly available archival information in many languages, with particular strength in the use of Russian and Chinese archival material. The Cold War in East Asia shows how as a second front the Cold War in East Asia influenced the shape of the Cold War's first front—the East-West confrontation centering in Europe—and third front in the developing world.

Each chapter, while focused on particular countries and particular timespans, situates its story within a broad overview. And the volume stresses the uniqueness of the region's historical experience and explains how it serves as the background to some of the key conflicts in East Asia today.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780804773317
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
Publication date:
03/02/2011
Series:
Cold War International History Project Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
344
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.30(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

A Note on Spelling, Transliteration, and Names xi

Introduction: East Asia-the Second Significant Front of the Cold War Tsuyoshi Hasegawa 1

1 Struggles for Modernity: The Golden Years of the Sino-Soviet Alliance Odd Arne Westad 35

2 The Second Front of the Soviet Cold War: Asia in the System of Moscow's Foreign Policy Priorities, 1945-1956 Ilya V. Gaiduk 63

3 Reorienting the Cold War: The Implications of China's Early Cold War Experience, Taking Korea as a Central Test Case Chen Jian 81

4 Military Occupation and Empire Building in Cold War Asia: The United States and Korea, 1945-1955 Steven Hugh Lee 98

5 Kim II Sung's Balancing Act between Moscow and Beijing, 1956-1972 Nobuo Shimoiomai 122

6 Chinese Foreign Policy, 1960-1979 Lorenz Lüthi 152

7 Japan's Foreign Policy under Détente: Relations with China and the Soviet Union, 1971-1973 Kazuhiko Togo 180

8 A Strategic Quadrangle: The Superpowers and the Sino-Japanese Treaty of Peace and Friendship, 1977-1978 Tsuyoshi Hasegawa 213

9 Korea's Great Divergence: North and South Korea between 1972 and 1987 Gregg Brazinsky 241

10 Gorbachev's Policy toward East Asia, 1985-1991 Vladislav Zubok 265

11 Inertia and Change: Soviet Policy toward Koroa, 1985-1991 Sergey Radchenko 289

Contributors 321

Index 325

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