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    Undesired outcomes: China’s approach to border disputes during the early Cold War

    Shen, Z. and Lovell, Julia (2015) Undesired outcomes: China’s approach to border disputes during the early Cold War. Cold War history 15 (1), pp. 89-111. ISSN 1468-2745.

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    This article will explore the evolution of China’s border policy through the 1950s and 1960s. Drawing on newly available archival sources and recent secondary literature, it will argue that during the early Cold War, the PRC leadership lacked a clear sense of the concept of national sovereignty, and often attempted to use territorial negotiations with China’s neighbours to bargain for broader foreign policy objectives. The article will also examine the historical and political assumptions underlying Mao Zedong’s approach to border questions, suggesting that Mao combined longstanding imperial assumptions about universal emperorship with the modern, Marxist idea of a world revolution.


    Item Type: Article
    Additional Information: This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis, available online at the link above.
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): China, Mao, Asia
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Historical Studies
    Depositing User: Julia Lovell
    Date Deposited: 06 Apr 2016 11:05
    Last Modified: 02 Aug 2023 17:23


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