After leaning to one side : China and its allies in the Cold War / Zhihua Shen and Danhui Li

Author(s): Shen, Zhihua, 1950-
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Subjects: China--Foreign relations--Soviet Union
Soviet Union--Foreign relations--China
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: Washington, D.C. : Woodrow Wilson Center Press ; Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, c2011
Series: Cold War International History Project series
Cold War International History Project series
LC Classification: D, DS
Physical Description: xix, 352 p. ; 24 cm
Additional Authors: Li, Danhui, 1954-
Notes: LCCN: 2011015189
ISBN: 9780804770873
ISBN: 0804770875
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents: The making of an alliance for cold and hot wars -- China's decision to enter the Korean War -- A troubled partnership in war -- The decision to end the Korean War -- Helping-hand diplomacy : Soviet experts in China -- Comrades plus brothers : Sino-Soviet border relations in the 1950s -- Unrealized partnership : from joint fleet to Great Leap -- Antagonized centers and troubled frontiers -- From wartime allies to peacetime associates -- Vietnam and Chinese policy toward the United States -- Epilogue : the demise of a communist alliance
Summary: "Traces the rise and fall of the Sino-Soviet alliance between 1949 and 1973, emphasizing tension over the Korean and Vietnam wars. Underscoring the theme of inherent conflict within the communist movement, this book shows that while that movement was an international campaign with an imposing theory and an impressive party structure, it was also a collection of sovereign states with disparate national interests. This book explains how this dissonance was further complicated by the unequal development of the Chinese and Soviet states and their communist parties, and traces some of China's actions to Mao's grasping at leadership of the communist movement after the death of Stalin."--Publisher's description
OCLC Number: 712780988
ISBN/ISSN: 9780804770873