Britain’s Encounter with Revolutionary China, 1949–54

  • James Tuck-Hong Tang

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Introduction

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      Pages 1-4
  3. Policy Formulation

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      Pages 5-5
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  4. Policy Implementation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 69-69
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  5. Policy Issues

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      Pages 127-127
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  6. Conclusion

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  7. Back Matter
    Pages 202-264

About this book


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.


bibliography China international relations United Nations

Authors and affiliations

  • James Tuck-Hong Tang
    • 1
  1. 1.University of Hong KongChina

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