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China Connections

A Short History of Sino-Soviet Relations, 1917–1991

Editors: Shen, Zhihua (Ed.)

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  • Re-examines the history of 20th century Sino-Soviet relations
  • Considers the key events which shaped the biletaral relations of China and Russia between 1917 and 1990
  • Argues that the ties between China and the USSR offered an example of the structural flaws common between members of the cold war socialist camp
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Drawing on the rich trove of recently declassified Russian and Chinese archival materials, this history of Sino-Soviet relations in the 20th century sheds new light on key events during this period. It offers fresh insights into the role of ideology and national interests in the evolution of the complex and turbulent relationship between not just the two countries but also their respective Communist Parties. The chapters on the normalization of bilateral ties provide an in-depth analysis of divisions in the socialist camp that culminated in both its collapse and the disintegration of the Soviet Union. The book argues that 20th century Sino-Soviet relations reflected both long-standing and emerging political and geopolitical challenges facing members of the Cold War socialist camp, in particular tensions between the ideal of internationalism and national aspirations, between commitment to the principle of sovereignty and commitment to that of equality in international relations, and between inter-party relations and inter-state relations. This makes for a valuable addition to the reading lists of all those interested in the development of the relationship between two of the world’s most important countries.


About the authors

Zhihua Shen is professor at World History Institute, East China Normal University, China. He is the leading authority on Cold War history studies in China. He is, more recently, the coauthor of A Misunderstood Friendship: Mao Zedong, Kim Il-sung, and Sino–North Korean Relations, 1949–1976 (2018).

Table of contents (22 chapters)

Table of contents (22 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $89.00
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-981-13-8641-1
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $119.99
price for USA in USD
Softcover $84.99
price for USA in USD
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
A Short History of Sino-Soviet Relations, 1917–1991
Editors
  • Zhihua Shen
Series Title
China Connections
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
Social Sciences Academic Press
eBook ISBN
978-981-13-8641-1
DOI
10.1007/978-981-13-8641-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-13-8640-4
Softcover ISBN
978-981-13-8643-5
Series ISSN
2662-7868
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 418
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations
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