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Foreign Office files for China [1919-1980] [electronic resource] : complete FO 371 and FCO 21 and additional files from The National Archives, Kew.

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Language:
English.
Beginning date:
2009
Imprint:
[Kew?] : Archives Direct, Adam Matthew Digital, c2009-
Format:
  • Book, Database
Title Variation:
Title from HTML title metatag: FO China
Note:
Published in six sections covering the period 1918-1976. This resource, makes available the complete British Foreign Office files dealing with China, Hong Kong and Taiwan during these decades. The quality and depth of the Foreign Office’s reporting on politics, industry, trade and cultural affairs is second to none. The documents combine eyewitness accounts, weekly and monthly summaries, annual reviews, reports and analyses with a synthesis of newspaper articles and conference reports, economic assessments and synopses on leading Chinese personalities. There is a constant exchange of information between London and British diplomatic outposts in China and a continual dialogue on issues relating to East Asia between Britain and America as well as with European and Commonwealth partners. Sino-Soviet relations also become a very important consideration in the Cold War era.
Contents:
  • Foreign Office Files for China, 1919-1929
  • Foreign Office Files for China, 1930-1937
  • Foreign Office Files for China, 1938-1948
  • Foreign Office Files for China, 1949-1956
  • Foreign Office Files for China, 1957-1966
  • Foreign Office Files for China, 1967-1980.
Summary:
The documents combine eye-witness accounts, weekly and monthly summaries, annual reviews, reports and analyses with a synthesis of newspaper articles and conference reports, economic assessments and synopses on key events, leading personalities and all major new developments relating to China during the period. There is a constant exchange of information between London, the British Embassy in Beijing and its consular outposts. The papers also reflect the continual dialogue between Britain, America, Europe and the Commonwealth on issues relating to East Asia. Key topics covered include the civil war between the Communists and Nationalists in China, the Communist Revolution, the Korean War, the economic situation in China, industrialisation and modernisation, the First Five Year Plan 1953-1957, HMS Amethyst and the blockade of the Yangtze River, differences between British and American policy on China, British interests in Hong Kong and Shanghai, international trade, land reform, United States military support and financial aid for Formosa/Taiwan, Sino-Soviet relations and the Cold War.
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Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Contributor:
Adam Matthew Digital (Firm)
Great Britain. Foreign Office.
National Archives (Great Britain)
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