0

Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

Description - International Competition in China, 1899-1991 by Bruce A. Elleman

China's recent economic reforms have opened its economy to the world. This policy, however, is not new: in the late nineteenth century, the United States put forward the Open Door Policy as a counter to European exclusive 'spheres of influence' in China. This book, based on extensive original archival research, examines and re-evaluates China's Open Door Policy. It considers the policy from its inception in 1899 right through to the post-1978 reforms. It relates these changes to the various shifts in China's international relations, discusses how decades of foreign invasion, civil war and revolution followed the destruction of the policy in the 1920s, and considers how the policy, when applied in Taiwan after 1949, and by Deng Xiaoping in mainland China after 1978, was instrumental in bringing about, respectively, Taiwan's 'economic miracle' and mainland China's recent economic boom. The book argues that, although the policy was characterised as United States 'economic imperialism' during the Cold War, in reality it helped China retain its sovereignty and territorial integrity.

Buy International Competition in China, 1899-1991 by Bruce A. Elleman from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780415563932
ISBN-10: 0415563933
Format: Hardback
(234mm x 156mm x mm)
Pages: 204
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 16-Apr-2015
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Other Editions - International Competition in China, 1899-1991 by Bruce A. Elleman

Book Reviews - International Competition in China, 1899-1991 by Bruce A. Elleman

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about International Competition in China, 1899-1991 book by Bruce A. Elleman and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)


Author Biography - Bruce A. Elleman

Bruce A. Elleman is Research Professor at the Maritime History Department of the U.S. Naval War College

A Preview for this title is currently not available.