Foreign Office files for China, 1938-1948 [electronic resource] : Open Door, Japanese war and the seeds of Communist victory, 1918-1950 1938-1948.
Great Britain. Foreign Office.
Marlborough, England : Adam Matthew Digital, c2014.
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Marlborough, England : Adam Matthew Digital, c2014.
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At head of title: Archives Direct, sources from the National Archives, UK.
Files included in this section: FO 262 (1938), FO 371 (1938-1948), FO 671 (1918-1950), FO 676 (1938-1948)
Includes documents concerning political and diplomatic activity in relation to the following topics: War with Japan, 1938-1945; Civil War, 1945-1948; Communist revolution; industry and agriculture; trade and commerce; Communism; foreign relations with Britain, United States, Europe, Soviet Union, Commonwealth countries; China's international status; foreign residents.
Includes material relating to the following people and organisations: Neville Chamberlain; Chiang Kai-shek; Soong May-ling (Madam Chiang Kai-shek); Winston Churchill; Archibald Clark Kerr, Lord Inverchapel; Hughe Knatchbull-Hugessen; Li Zongren; Mao Zedong; Puyi; Franklin Delano Roosevelt; Horace Seymour; Soong Tse-ven; Ralph Stevenson; Joseph Stilwell; Wang Jingwei; China Consortium; Universities' China Committee; Shanghai Municipal Council; League of Nations.
Title from Nature and Scope section (viewed on 5 July, 2014)
This collection consists of the main British Government files on China for the period between 1938 and 1948. These Foreign Office documents include diplomatic despatches, correspondence, newspaper cuttings, economic and military reports, statistical analyses, maps, photographs, minutes of meetings, leaflets and other ephemera. Coverage includes international relations, finance, military affairs, border disputes, trade, and foreign communities in China. This period saw World War II and China at war with Japan, civil war and the revolution, and the results in China of the Open Door principle.
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