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Rethinking the Chongqing Negotiations of 1945: Concession-making, the Trust/distrust Paradox, and the Biased Mediator in China's Post-war Transitions

Cheng, Victor Shiu

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This article rethinks what are perhaps the most important attempts at making peace in modern Chinese history: the first post-World War II peace talks convened in Chongqing, between the two old foes of the Chinese Civil War. Previous studies treat the peace conference as a sideshow to the subsequent full-scale civil war. Examining the political and military situation in China toward the end of World War II, this article argues that a peace agreement was needed for both parties. The core of the...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2020
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/222894
Source: Journal of Chinese Military History
DOI: 10.1163/22127453-BJA10004

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