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Chinese-Soviet Relations, 1937-1945: The Diplomacy of Chinese Nationalism
     

Chinese-Soviet Relations, 1937-1945: The Diplomacy of Chinese Nationalism

by John W. Garver
 

During the Sino-Japanese war of 1937-1945, the Chinese people suffered great degradation at the hands of the Japanese. The spectacle of China's debasement as well as the very real prospect of the restoration of alien rule incensed nationalist passions throughout China. As the military, economic, and political crises deepened, three different Chinese regimes emerged

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During the Sino-Japanese war of 1937-1945, the Chinese people suffered great degradation at the hands of the Japanese. The spectacle of China's debasement as well as the very real prospect of the restoration of alien rule incensed nationalist passions throughout China. As the military, economic, and political crises deepened, three different Chinese regimes emerged—the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), Chinese Nationalist Party or Kuomintang (KMT), and the pro-Japanese government headed by Wang Jingwei—all competing for nationalist legitimacy. Through an exhaustive and meticulous examination of available resources, John Garver here illuminates the complicated relationship between these different variants in Chinese nationalism and the Soviet Union during this period. In doing so, Garver elucidates the diplomacy of Chiang Kai-shek and the Chinese Nationalists, the inner history of Chinese Communist relations with the Soviet Union, and the intersection of these two themes within the larger context of international relations in East Asia and the world.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"With this important work, John W. Garver...has filled a fifty-year gap in the literature on foreign relations during the Second World War....As the first author, writing in English, who has extensively worked with Chinese sources, Garver brings a fresh perspective to the historical study of the war-time relations between the Chinese and the Russians. The book will be must reading for professional historians and students of diplomacy."—History: Reviews of New Books

"A superb study on a subject of unusual importance."—Journal of Asian Studies

"Deserves high praise for originality and scholarly impartiality....Garver weaves the tale masterfully....Garver has opened wide a window to the West on the internal maze of modern Chinese politics and diplomacy."—The Historian

"Highly recommended to anyone with an interest in twentieth-century Chinese history."—Journal of International Affairs

"This welcome contribution enhances our understanding of a momentous era in Chinese-Soviet relations....[It] provides historical insights and suggests several themes of contemporary interest."—Asian Affairs: An American Review

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195054323
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
09/28/1993
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
6.38(w) x 9.56(h) x 1.03(d)
Lexile:
1540L (what's this?)

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Georgia Institute of Technology

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