• International Relations and A Partnership for Disorder

    Author(s):
    Xiaoyuan Liu
    Editor(s):
    Tom Durwood (see profile)
    Date:
    2011
    Subject(s):
    World War II, China, modern (post-1911)
    Item Type:
    Online publication
    Tag(s):
    Empire
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/f4bw-c648
    Abstract:
    When I searched dissertation titles to find topics that relate to empire, I ran across a thesis entitled A Partnership for Disorder: China, the United States and their policies for a postwar disposition of the Japanese Empire 1941-1945. When I contacted the author, Xiaoyuan Liu, I found that the thesis had been turned into a book. On our website you will find a tantalizing (to me) excerpt from the book’s opening chapter and, below, an interview with Prof. Liu on the specifics and the legacy of that brief partnership. It is a fascinating moment in the recent past when the two nations worked closely together. One of the partnership’s false assumptions, according to the author, was the idea that a government can speak for an entire nation. As a result of this fiction, the two countries’ grand plans for the Pacific fell apart almost immediately. China itself fell into four years of civil war which changed everything about Asia; other revolutions drastically altered the entire Pacific region. America was left with an inflated plan on paper that bore little relevance to political realities. Download the resource to learn more!
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