During the period 1949 to 1979, communist China was officially pursuing a policy of self-sufficiency, and the United States and its allies were officially implementing a trade embargo against communist China. However, this book, based on extensive original research, demonstrates that China was highly dependent on Western/Japanese grain imports. The text shows that groups lobbying on behalf of Western/Japanese grain producers and related industries had successfully found ways of by-passing the embargo. This book charts the complicated picture of how ecomic relations between China, the West and Japan developed in these years.
Chad J. Mitcham, a London-based writer and researcher, recieved his PhD in History at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. He has studied and worked in several countries.
Taylor & Francis Ltd
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Routledge Studies on the Chinese Economy
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1 black & white illustrations, 22 black & white tables, 1 black & white line drawings