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Author Liu, Xiaoyuan, 1952-

Title A partnership for disorder : China, the United States, and their policies for the postwar disposition of the Japanese empire, 1941-1945 / Liu Xiaoyuan.

Published Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1996.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  940.532 LIU    AVAILABLE
Physical description xiii, 343 pages ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 312-323) and index.
Contents 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 -- Appendix I. Guiding Plan for Helping the Korean Restoration Movement -- Appendix II. Two Chinese documents of the Cairo Conference.
Summary A Partnership for Disorder examines American-Chinese foreign policy planning during World War II for decolonizing the Japanese Empire and controlling Japan after the war. This study unravels some of the complex origins of the postwar upheavals in Asia by demonstrating how the disagreements between the United States and China on many concrete issues prevented their governments from forging an effective partnership. The disagreements stemmed from the two countries' different geostrategic positions, power status, domestic conditions, and historical experiences in international affairs; the results were divergent policies concerning the disposition of Japan. The two powers' quest for a long-term partnership was further complicated by Moscow's eleventh-hour involvement in the Pacific War.
By the war's end, a triangular relationship among Washington, Moscow, and Chongqing surfaced from secret negotiations at Yalta and Moscow. Yet the Yalta-Moscow system in Asia proved too ambiguous and fragile to be useful even for the purpose of defining a new balance of power among the Allies. The conclusion of World War II found the victorious Allies neither in cooperation among themselves nor in position to cope with the turmoil in Asia.
Subject World War, 1939-1945 -- Diplomatic history.
United States -- Foreign relations -- China.
China -- Foreign relations -- United States.
China -- Foreign relations -- 1912-1949.
United States -- Foreign relations -- 1933-1945.
ISBN 0521550998 (hc)