China and the Vietnam Wars, 1950-1975
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Description: In the quarter century after the founding of the People's Republic of China in 1949, Beijing assisted Vietnam in its struggle against two formidable foes, France and the United States. Indeed, the rise and fall of this alliance is one of the most crucial developments in the history of the Cold War in Asia. Drawing on newly released Chinese archival sources, memoirs and diaries, and documentary collections, Qiang Zhai offers the first comprehensive exploration of Beijing's Indochina policy and the historical, domestic, and international contexts within which it developed. In examining China's conduct toward Vietnam, Zhai provides 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 Southeast Asia. In the late 1960s and 1970s, however, 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.
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All the information you need in one place! Each Study Brief is a summary of one specific subject; facts, figures, and explanations to help you learn faster.
List price: $37.50
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: University of North Carolina Press
Publication date: 4/3/2000
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.75" long x 0.75" tall
Qiang Zhai is professor of history at Auburn University Montgomery in Alabama.
|Recognition and Assistance, 1950-1953|
|From Dien Bien Phu to Geneva, 1953-1954|
|Consolidation and Unification, 1954-1961|
|The Geneva Conference on Laos, 1961-1962|
|Deeper Entanglement, 1961-1964|
|Confronting U.S. Escalation, 1964-1965|
|Vietnam Peace Talks, 1965-1968|
|From Tet to Cambodia, 1968-1970|
|Sino-U.S. Rapprochement and Vietnam, 1970-1975|
|Conclusion: The Duality of China's Policy|
|Indochina North Vietnam in 1950|
|Communist leaders Luo Guibo and his wife, Li Hanzhen, with Ho Chi Minh and other Vietnamese|
|Communist officials Vo Nguyen Giap greets|
|Luo Guibo Luo Guibo inspects a Vietnamese factory|
|Luo Guibo poses with Vietnamese factory workers|
|Luo Guibo and other Chinese advisers in Vietnam Prince Norodom|
|Sihanouk accompanies Premier Zhou Enlai during his visit to Cambodia Mao and Ho Chi Minh at|
|Beijing airport Mao hosts a banquet in honor of Ho Chi Minh during|
|Ho's visit to China Zhou Enlai and Ho Chi Minh at Beijing airport|
|The Chinese delegation at the Geneva Conference on Laos Chen Yi meets with Prime Minister|
|Souvanna Phouma and Prince Souphanouvong Mao meets with Nguyen|
|Thi Binh Mao greets Le Duan Zhou Enlai greets Sihanouk at|
|Beijing airport Table|
|China's Military Aid to the DRV, 1964-1975|