China and the World since 1945: An International History by Chi-kwan MarkChina and the World since 1945: An International History by Chi-kwan Mark

China and the World since 1945: An International History

byChi-kwan MarkEditorChi-kwan Mark

Paperback | September 9, 2011

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The emergence of China as a dominant regional power with global influence is a significant phenomenon in the twenty-first century. Its origin could be traced back to 1949 when the Chinese Communist Party under Mao Zedong came to power and vowed to transform China and the world. After the `century of humiliation', China was in constant search of a new identity on the world stage. From alliance with the Soviet Union in the 1950s, China normalized relations with America in the 1970s and embraced the global economy and the international community since the 1980s. This book examines China's changing relations with the two superpowers, Asian neighbours, Third World countries, and European powers.
Chi-kwan Markis Lecturer in International History at Royal Holloway College, University of London. His research interests focus on British-American-Chinese relations during the Cold War and Hong Kong's colonial and international history. He is the author ofHong Kong and the Cold War: Anglo-American Relations, 1949'1957(2004).
Title:China and the World since 1945: An International HistoryFormat:PaperbackDimensions:160 pages, 8.5 × 5.65 × 0.35 inPublished:September 9, 2011Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0415606519

ISBN - 13:9780415606516


Table of Contents

Preface.  Chronology.  Abbreviations.  Introduction: History, Ideology, and Identity   1. Chinese Civil War and European Cold War, 1945-49  2. The Sino-Soviet Alliance and the Korean War, 1950-53  3. Peaceful Coexistence and Assertive Nationalism, 1954-57  4. Ideological Radicalization and the Sino-Soviet Split, 1958-64  5. The Vietnam War and Cultural-Revolution Diplomacy, 1965-68  6. Sino-Soviet Border War and Sino-American Rapprochement, 1969-72  7. Mao's Last Diplomatic Struggle and Anti-Hegemony, 1972-78  8. Post-Mao Economic Reform and Independent Foreign Policy, 1979-89  9. Post-Cold War Challenges and Multilateral Diplomacy, 1990s  10. The Rise of China in the Twenty-first Century  Conclusion.  Further Reading

Editorial Reviews

"this volume offers a clear-cut and persuasive survey of China's post-1949 path toward achieving regional and international recognition. A useful reader for general audiences in the West and for undergraduates everywhere. Highly recommended." - CHOICE, G. Zheng, Angelo State University, USA