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A Partnership for Disorder
China, the United States, and their Policies for the Postwar Disposition of the Japanese Empire, 1941–1945

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  • Author: Xiaoyuan Liu, State University College, Potsdam, New York
  • Date Published: July 2002
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521528559

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  • A Partnership of Disorder examines the American-Chinese foreign policy planning in World War II for decolonizing the Japanese Empire and controlling Japan after the war. The study reveals how their disagreements on many concrete issues prevented the two governments from forging an effective partnership. Among these issues were the role of the Soviet Union and the meaning of Asian nationalism. At the war's end, the victorious Allies were neither in cooperation among themselves nor in a position to cope with the upheavals in Asia.

    • Important historical background to today's urgent issues in the region
    • New interpretations of the origins of postwar upheavals in Asia besides the Cold War
    • Extensive use of American and Chinese archival materials unavailable till recently
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    Reviews & endorsements

    "Although much information presented here is familiar, the result is a more complete and balanced diplomatics history of the Pacific War and a more complex quilt of of controversial issues....Xiaoyuan Liu's well-written monograph provides a challenging and insightful account of one of the most stressful periods in the diplomatic history of China and the United States. Filled with abundant detail and analysis....This diplomatic history should be essential reading for anyone interested in a full account of United States-China relations during World War II." Leonard H.D. Gordon, The Journal of Asian Studies

    "Xiaoyuan Liu's bok is a good example of the usefulness and the limitations of traditional diplomatic history when applied to a period of war and revolutionary change." Journal of American History

    "...a fine book that should dominate the literature on animportant topic for a long time to come." William Stueck, American Historical Review

    "In this impressively researched study of Sino-American relations during World War II, Xiaoyuan Liu refreshingly attributes agency to China and challenges the entrenched interpretation that China, despite its vision of grandeur, was a hopelessly divided and ineffectual belligerent." Sayri Shimizu, Historian

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    Product details

    • Date Published: July 2002
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521528559
    • length: 364 pages
    • dimensions: 230 x 154 x 23 mm
    • weight: 0.66kg
    • contains: 1 map
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Note on romanization
    1. The making of an alliance
    2. The issue of postwar Japan
    3. China's lost territories
    4. Korea's independence
    5. The road to Cairo
    6. A divisive summit
    7. Yan'an and postwar East Asia
    8. Diplomacy without action
    9. Erosion of a partnership
    10. The Manchurian triangle
    11. Bargaining at Moscow
    12. Epilogue: the crisis of peace

  • Author

    Xiaoyuan Liu, State University College, Potsdam, New York

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