China and the Vietnam Wars, 1950-1975 - The New Cold War History (Paperback)
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China and the Vietnam Wars, 1950-1975 - The New Cold War History (Paperback)

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Paperback 320 Pages / Published: 30/04/2000
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In the quarter century after the founding of the People's Republic of China in 1949, Beijing assisted Vietnam in its struggle against France and the USA. Drawing on newly released Chinese archival sources, memoirs and diaries, and documentary collections, this book offers a comprehensive exploration of Beijing's Indochina policy and the historical, domestic and international contexts within which it developed. Zhai examines China's conduct towards Vietnam, providing important insights into Mao Zedong's foreign policy and the ideological and geopolitical motives behind it. Throughout the 1950s and 1960s, he shows, Mao considered the United States the primary threat to the security of the recent Communist victory in China and therefore saw support for Ho Chi Minh as a good way to weaken American influence in South East Asia. In the late 1960s and 1970s though, when Mao perceived a greater threat from the Soviet Union, he began to adjust his policies and encourage the North Vietnamese to accept a peace agreement with the United States.

Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press
ISBN: 9780807848425
Number of pages: 320
Weight: 485 g
Dimensions: 235 x 156 x 21 mm
Edition: New edition


MEDIA REVIEWS
A must for those working within the field of Cold War history.

"Journal of Peace Research"


The key role of Mao's China in arming and guiding the thirty-year struggle has only now been clarified by . . . Zhai.

"London Review of Books"


An engaging account of the thoughts and actions of the decision makers on both sides of the Sino-Vietnamese connection.

"American Journal of Chinese Studies"


As groundbreaking as it is clear.

"Intelligence and National Security"


"Fair-minded, clearly written, and deeply researched, Zhai's study supersedes all previous works on the subject .

"Journal of Military History""


Fair-minded, clearly written, and deeply researched, Zhai's study supersedes all previous works on the subject .

"Journal of Military History"

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