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China's Quest: The History of the Foreign Relations of the People's Republic of China

John W. Garver


This book surveys the foreign relations of the People’s Republic of China from 1949 to 2014. It synthesizes more narrowly focused secondary academic literature while drawing on memoirs of key Chinese leaders to form a mosaic overview of PRC foreign relations. Chronologically organized as narrative history, it follows PRC cooperative and conflictual alignments from the early alliance with the Soviet Union through Mao’s quest for world revolution, rapprochement with the United States and opening to the outside world, through the anticommunist upheavals of 1989–1991, to the Chinese Communist Part ... More

Keywords: foreign relations, alignments, conflict, cooperation, diplomacy, quest, Mao era, Deng era, domestic linkages

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Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780190261054
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2016 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190261054.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

John W. Garver, author
Professor of International Relations, Georgia Tech

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