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By Xiaoyuan Liu

A Partnership of illness examines the American-Chinese overseas coverage making plans in global struggle II for decolonizing the japanese Empire and controlling Japan after the warfare. The research unearths how their disagreements on many concrete concerns avoided the 2 governments from forging an efficient partnership. between those matters have been the position of the Soviet Union and the which means of Asian nationalism. on the war's finish, the positive Allies have been neither in cooperation between themselves nor capable of do something about the upheavals in Asia.

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Relations with China," 11 March 1942, RJCS, reel 13. ; Memorandum no. 14, "Chinese Capacities," 4 July 1942, RJCS, reel 13; memorandum no. S. Policy and the Far East: Problem of Attitude toward China and Expression thereof in Relations with China," 31 August 1943, SHP, box 114; Currie to Roosevelt, 9 June 1942, LCP, box 5. The making of an alliance 21 represent almost [a] virgin territory for skillful psychological manipulation from the United States.... 26 Thus Lattimore's prewar argument for a long-term political settlement in East Asia was both reinforced and confused by a wartime policy based on military expedience.

In this sense, the great-power China policy also failed to prepare American leaders to deal with Asian nationalism in the postwar years. In the war years, they believed they had found in China the missing piece of the jigsaw puzzle of new global peace order. Yet, at the end of the war, China itself would prove a puzzle for which Washington had no ready solution. Partnership for waging peace The cooperation between Chongqing and Washington for redesigning the international order in East Asia was only one of the stranger and less well known aspects of the difficult, contradictory Chinese-American alliance in World War II.

After the Sino-Japanese war commenced, Admiral Harry E. S. " He also believed that the emergence of a new China would depend not only on the result of China's resistance against Japan, but also on all other treaty powers' willingness to abandon their old privileges in China, such as extraterritoriality/0 Lauchlin Currie emerged from his 1941 trip to Chongqing as a self-appointed expert on China. Back in Washington, he challenged in public certain ideas Johnson to Hull, 24 May 1932, FRUS, 1932, 4: 36-40; Cordell Hull, Memoirs of Cordell Hull (New York: Macmillan, 1948), 1: 445-446.

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