Britain's Encounter with Revolutionary China, 1949-54

Author(s): 
Tuck-Hong Tang, James
ISBN: 
0333548965
Date published: 
January 1992
Hardback
Price: 
£55.00
Pages: 
288

This book examines Britain's recognition of the newly established Peoples' Republic of China in 1950 and the developments leading to the establishment of formal Anglo-Chinese diplomatic relations in 1954. The importance of the USA in Anglo-Chinese relations is also highlighted by this study. Based on archival materials and interviews, this is an attempt to apply a decision-making framework to study the formulation and implementation of Britain's China policy and to explore revolutionary China's conduct in international relations.