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Author Sheng, Michael M., 1950-

Title Battling Western imperialism : Mao, Stalin, and the United States / Michael M. Sheng
Published Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©1997
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Contents The Roots of Mao's Pro-Soviet Policy before 1937 -- CCP-Moscow Relations during the Anti-Japanese War, 1937-1945 -- From Enemies to Friends: CCP Policy toward the United States before Pearl Harbor -- Courting the Americans: The CCP's United Front Policy toward the U.S., 1942-1945 -- Postwar Alignment: CCP-Moscow versus GMD-Washington in Manchuria, August-December 1945 -- Mao Deals with George Marshall, November 1945-December 1946 -- The CCP and the Cold War in Asia: Mao's "Intermediate-Zone" Theory and the Anti-American United Front, 1946-1947 -- Mao's Revolutionary Diplomacy and the Cold War in Asia, 1948-1949
Summary One of the central issues in the study of the Chinese Communist Party and its foreign policy is its relations with Moscow. Was the CCP a Chinese nationalist party antagonistic to an intrusive Soviet Union or was it rather an internationalist party with ideological-political and strategic-military ties to Moscow, faithfully adhering to Marxist-Leninist principles as well as to Stalin's policy advice? For the past two decades a number of historians have argued that the CCP was a nationalist movement and that the United States missed its opportunity to establish friendly relations because U.S. leaders were blinded by fears of an international Communist threat. In his provocative book, Michael Sheng strongly challenges this position. On the basis of extensive new information obtained from recently available Chinese sources, Sheng demonstrates that the foreign policy of the CCP under Mao Zedong did, in fact, follow the directions recommended by Joseph Stalin
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 228-244) and index
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Subject Mao, Zedong, 1893-1976
Mao, Zedong 1893-1976
Mao, Zedong, (1893-1976)
Mao, Zedong, 1893-1976.
Mao, Zedong, 1893-1976.
Mao, Zedong, 1893-1976.
Mao, Zedong, 1893-1976.
Mao, Zedong.
Stalin, Iosif Vissarionovič (1879-1953)
Stalin, Iosif, 1878-1953.
Zhongguo gong chan dang -- History
Parti communiste chinois -- Histoire.
Parti communiste chinois.
Sovetskaja Associacija Meždunarodnogo Prava
Zhong guo gong chan dang
Zhongguo gong chan dang.
Zhongguo gong chan dang.
15.75 history of Asia.
Communisme -- Chine.
Diplomatic relations.
HISTORY -- Asia -- China.
Politique étrangère.
China -- Foreign relations -- Soviet Union
China -- Foreign relations -- United States
Soviet Union -- Foreign relations -- China
United States -- Foreign relations -- China
China -- Foreign relations -- Soviet Union.
China -- Foreign relations -- United States.
Chine -- Relations extérieures -- États-Unis.
Chine -- Relations extérieures -- URSS.
États-Unis -- Relations extérieures -- Chine.
Soviet Union -- Foreign relations -- China.
Soviet Union.
URSS -- Relations extérieures -- Chine.
United States.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0691223297