Chinese foreign policy has changed radically since the Cultural Revolution of 1966-1969, but until now there has been no comprehensive review of developments in Chinese foreign affairs over the past ten years, Robert Sutter, making extensive use of recently declassified U.S. government reports, focuses on turning points in China's policy and analyzes the reasons for Peking's policy choices. Dr. Sutter looks at the influence of foreign pressures on China and assesses the impact of ongoing internal political struggles on the conduct of Chinese foreign affairs. His conclusions offer insights into the implications of the purge of four leftist Chinese Politburo members following the death of Mao Isetung in September 1976. Written for both the China specialist and the general reader, this book presents first an overview of the course of Chinese foreign policy during the decade, and then a detailed examination of Chinese policy on significant foreign issues. The result is a rare and authoritative guide to scholars and others interested in recent developments in China and other communist-ruled states.
Robert G. Sutter
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07 June 2019
Other Titles in This Series -- Preface -- The Evolution of Chinese Foreign Policy, 1966-1977 -- Recent PRC Policy on Specific Foreign Issues