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Japan’s China Policy 1945–1971

  • Wolf Mendl

Abstract

What might be called the postwar phase of Japan’s relations with China was a long one, lasting for more than twenty-five years. It may be divided into four periods of almost equal length: the period of the Occupation, from 1945 to 1952; and three subsequent periods, respectively from 1952 to 1958, 1958 to 1965, and 1965 to 1971. Any division into historical periods, especially when the events are so recent, is bound to be rather arbitrary, but I have chosen this method so as to provide a chronological framework within which to focus more sharply on those issues which were to influence the development of Japanese attitudes and policies towards China in the 1970s.

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Japanese Government Foreign Minister Peace Treaty American Policy China Policy 
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© Royal Institute of International Affairs 1978

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