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The Economic Cooperation Administration's relief mission in post-war China, 1946-1948.
Farmington Hills, Mich. : Gale, a part of Cengage Learning, 2016.
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Farmington Hills, Mich. : Gale, a part of Cengage Learning, 2016.
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Date range of documents: 1946-1948.
Reproduction of the originals from the U.S. National Archives.
This collection demonstrates how officials of the Economic Cooperation Administration (ECA) looked for economic and cultural opportunities to promote U.S.-China relations, despite the prevailing Cold War suspicions of any and all communists in the early Cold War era. Topics include ECA efforts to urge the U.S. State Department to pursue a friendly economic policy toward Communist China and not to jeopardize U.S.-China economic relations; ECA representation of the opinion of many American businessmen in the face of U.S. State Department and White House opposition; the failure of the Marshall Mission to China to politicize the U.S. economic policy toward China; the effectiveness of the ECA's implementation of aid to China; and information on the China Aid Act as part of Title IV of the Foreign Assistance Act. Documents include records of Donald S. Gilpatric, foreign service officer; regional offices correspondences; chronological files and cables; interoffice memos; subject files of the office of the director; among other records.
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