Britain and the Sino-Japanese War, 1937-1939 : A Study in the Dilemmas of British Decline. First Edition 'in dustjacket

By: LEE, Bradford A.

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LEE, Bradford A. Britain and the Sino-Japanese War, 1937-1939 : A Study in the Dilemmas of British Decline. Stanford, California : Stanford UniversityPress / London : Oxford University Press, 1973. First Edition. Pp (6),[vii ]-ix,(5),[1]-319,(3). Index. 8vo, blue cloth, black lettering to spine. "Important new information on the road to war in the Pacific and on Britain's decline as an Asian power is revealed in this book, which is based largely on newly opened, unpublished British Foreign Office and Cabinet records. The book also takes a fresh look at the continuing debate over appeasement, explaining why Britain pursued a firm line with Japan while assiduously trying to conciliate Germany and Italy. In exploring these contrasting ways of dealing with what were perceived as essentially similar expansionist threats, the author quite naturally examines the interaction of developments in East Asia and Europe. Never losing sight of the importance of Anglo-Americanrelations or of Britain's military weakness, he attempts to place Britain' s East Asian policy within the overall framework of her response to a global crisis. Considerable attention is given to showing how profoundly the Chamberlain government's inaccurate estimates of the relative strengths of theChinese Nationalist government, the Japanese militarists, the Chinese Comm unist movement, and Soviet capabilities in the Far East affected the development and implementation of British policy." (FROM THE DJ). Contents : 1. Britain Between East and West. 2. The Outbreak of Fighting in China. 3- The Brussels Conference. 4- The Growing World Crisis. 5. Crosscurrents in East Asia. 6. Japan's New Order and Britain's Response. 7. The Crisis at Tientsin. 8. Conclusion. Stain to top portion of both covers (with matching stain to inside dustjacket), else very good in rubbed and nicked, unclipped dustjacket. As is. 30.00

Title: Britain and the Sino-Japanese War, 1937-1939 : A Study in the Dilemmas of British Decline. First Edition 'in dustjacket

Author Name: LEE, Bradford A.

Categories: 888,

Publisher: Stanford University Press / Oxford University Press, Stanford, California / London, 1973, ISBN:0804707995:

Seller ID: 113110

Keywords: GREAT BRITAIN CHINA CHINESE JAPAN SINO--JAPANESE WAR EAST ASIA EAST ASIAN HISTORY MILITARY FOREIGN RELATIONS CHINESE,