Sino-American Economic Relations, 1944-1949

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The economic relationship between the U.S. and China during the 1940s has long been neglected, with few scholarly works focusing on the period. This era was overshadowed by the political and diplomatic changes during and after the failure of the Nationalists in 1949. Without a close and insightful look into the reconstruction of China with American involvement during the late 1940s, one cannot identify the problems which led to the Nationalists' failure, nor can one answer the questions dealing with the impact of...

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Overview

The economic relationship between the U.S. and China during the 1940s has long been neglected, with few scholarly works focusing on the period. This era was overshadowed by the political and diplomatic changes during and after the failure of the Nationalists in 1949. Without a close and insightful look into the reconstruction of China with American involvement during the late 1940s, one cannot identify the problems which led to the Nationalists' failure, nor can one answer the questions dealing with the impact of American economic policy toward China during that time.

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Wei history, Whitman College examines Sino-American cooperation and conflict resulting from different interests, mentalities, and economic strategies during the period from 1944 to 1949. The volume's seven chapters analyze China's postwar reconstruction policy making; America's postwar economic policy toward China; UNRRA and CNRRA; the negotiations of the Sin o-American Commercial Treaty; the practice of American capitalist economic liberalism in China; American economic policy toward China; and American approaches toward China in conflict. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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C. X. GEORGE WEI teaches in the Department of History at Susquehanna University.

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Table of Contents

Abbreviations
Preface
1 China's Postwar Reconstruction Policy Making 1
2 American Postwar Economic Policy toward China 33
3 UNRRA and CNRRA 53
4 The Negotiation of the Sino-American Commercial Treaty 85
5 The Practice of American Capitalist Economic Liberalism in China 119
6 American Economic Policy toward China, 1947-1949 151
7 American Approaches toward China in Conflict 179
Conclusion 205
Bibliography 211
Index 225
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