Security, Conflict and Cooperation in the Contemporary World

Britain, France, West Germany and the People's Republic of China, 1969–1982

The European Dimension of China's Great Transition

Authors: Albers, Martin

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  • Expands readers’ understanding of Sino-European relations in the 1970s and 1980s.
  • Casts light on the inextricable nature of economic and diplomatic affairs between the PRC and Western Europe.
  • Judicious use of previously overlooked governmental primary sources.
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This book focuses on helping readers to fill the gap of the little known history between Western Europe and its most important trading partner: the People’s Republic of China. Inspired by the economic and political signifance of Sino-European relations, this book shows how the China policies of the three biggest states of Western Europe – Britain, France, and the Federal Republic of Germany – helped China reintegrate into the international community in the 1970s. Against the background of the Cold War, the end of Maoism, and the emergence of globalization, the governments in Bonn, Paris and London had to find ways of dealing with Europe’s declining influence and promote their own national interests in Asia.

Based on newly declassified government files, readers will find such sources invaluable in understanding the argument that, despite pursuing very different policies, the three governments supported a rapid expansion of peaceful exchange between the People’s Republic and Europe and substantially contributed to the success of Beijing's reform policy.

About the authors

Martin Albers works for the Administration of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg, Germany. Previously he worked for the German think-tank Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES). He holds a PhD from Cambridge University and his research interests include twentieth-century European history and contemporary relations between Europe and Asia.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Britain, France, West Germany and the People's Republic of China, 1969–1982
Book Subtitle
The European Dimension of China's Great Transition
Authors
Series Title
Security, Conflict and Cooperation in the Contemporary World
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-56567-9
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-56567-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-56566-2
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-85003-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 341
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