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By Jian Chen

By using lately published chinese language files, conversations with People's Republic of China students, and in-depth interviews with those who have been current at key decision-making conferences, this ebook goals to find China and the USSR's roles within the outbreak of the Korean clash.

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During his childhood, he had a frequently conflicting relationship with his father, which, as many scholars believe, contributed to the making of his rebellious character. As he left Shaoshan to pursue more advanced studies in Changsha, Hunan’s capital city, all of this was reinforced by the rebelliously oriented cultural environment in Hunan Province. ”54 In Mao’s mind, the very dynamics of his revolution lay in the constant needs of defining and redefining the objec- 28 Emergence of a Revolutionary Power tive(s) that the revolution was to challenge.

24 Washington’s continuous support of the GMD regime in China’s civil war further confirmed the CCP’s perception that the United States was the enemy of the Chinese revolution. Ever since the outbreak of the Chinese civil war, the CCP had constantly criticized Washington’s pro-Jiang Jieshi (Chiang Kai-shek) approach. S. Congress had passed appropriations in 1948 and 1949 to buttress the GMD’s economic and military position. In the Central Committee’s “Instructions on Diplomatic Affairs” of January 19, 1949, Mao and Zhou justified their policy of not recognizing diplomatic representatives accredited by the GMD regime by stating that “as many governments of imperialist countries, the U.

22 Nearing complete victory in late 1948 and early 1949, however, CCP leaders began to demonstrate great concerns about direct American intervention in China’s civil war. During the January 1949 enlarged Politburo meeting,American intervention was a central topic. 24 But in a deeper sense, the CCP leadership’s emphasis on the danger of direct American intervention in early 1949 had to be understood in the context of Mao’s deep concern for maintaining the inner dynamics of the Chinese revolution after nationwide victory.

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