Foreign Office Files for China, 1949-1976: Complete FO 371 and FCO 21 files from The National Archives, Kew

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“The era from 1949, when the Chinese Communist Party won power, until Mao Zedong’s death in 1976, is a colossally important period in modern Chinese history. Britain was one of very few western countries to maintain diplomatic relations with China and from 1950 onward, and from their vantage point in Beijing British diplomats reported on the turbulent and confusing political, social, and economic developments. Making these records available in digital, searchable form will be exceptionally valuable to all scholars and students of post-1949 China.”

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Tyler, D., 2009. Foreign Office Files for China, 1949-1976: Complete FO 371 and FCO 21 files from The National Archives, Kew. ASIANetwork Exchange: A Journal for Asian Studies in the Liberal Arts, 17(1), pp.113–116. DOI: http://doi.org/10.16995/ane.219
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