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By Xiaoyuan Liu

ISBN-10: 051152921X

ISBN-13: 9780511529214

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A Partnership of sickness examines the American-Chinese overseas coverage making plans in global struggle II for decolonizing the japanese Empire and controlling Japan after the battle. The research finds how their disagreements on many concrete matters avoided the 2 governments from forging a good partnership. between those concerns have been the position of the Soviet Union and the that means of Asian nationalism. on the war's finish, the positive Allies have been neither in cooperation between themselves nor able to take care of the upheavals in Asia.

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The truth was that despite all their planning operations and mutual consultations with regard to postwar East Asia in the war years, no effective working relationship between Chongqing's and Washington's planning agencies ever existed. Similarly, in these years, the two governments were able to reach tentative agreements on postwar issues in Asia, but these were by no means definite. S. government's foreign policy preparations for postwar settlement in East Asia has been chronicled by Waijiaobu memorandum, "Ni ju Jiujinshan huiyi huiwai ying yu Mei Ying Su shangtan zhi gexiang fang'an qingshiyou" (Draft Plans to be Discussed with America, Britain, and the Soviets Outside the San Francisco Conference), 25 March 1945, WKP, box 81.

64 Louis, Imperialism at Bay, 70; Borton, American Presurrender Planning, 19, 22. The making of an alliance 35 "continuity" to the American-Chinese relationship is that, viewed from the American side, the conditions of the relationship were not created by personal and accidental reasons but had deep roots in the two governments' perceptions of their nations' objectives and interests. In other words, although President Roosevelt and Chiang Kai-shek were two dominant figures in the relationship between Washington and Chongqing, in the long run, American policy was better institutionalized and Chongqing's foreign policy was more personalized around Chiang Kaishek.

V. Soong and his younger sister, Meiling (Mrs. Chiang), in communicating with the Western Allies. The family tie and T. 's alleged ability to convince Washington to give China more aid were important reasons for his appointment to the post of Foreign Minister. But the personal relationship between Chiang and Soong was often rough. In the early winter of 1943, the two in-laws had some violent quarrels and thus started one of the cold intervals in their political relationship. This may be another reason that Chiang bypassed the Waijiaobu when preparing for the Cairo Conference.

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