Foreign Office Files for China, 1918-1980

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The complete Foreign Office Files concerning China, Hong Kong and Taiwan for the period 1919-1980.

A variety of material types are included, such as British diplomatic dispatches, correspondence, newspaper cuttings, transcriptions, press reports, meeting minutes, analyses, biographies of prominent personalities, propaganda, posters, and maps. 

Queen's has access to six sections of content in this collection:

  • 1919-1929: Kuomintang, CCP and the Third International
  • 1930-1937: The Long March, civil war in China and the Manchurian Crisis
  • 1938-1948: Open Door, Japanese war and the seeds of communist victory
  • 1949-1956: The Communist revolution
  • 1957-1966: The Great Leap Forward
  • 1967-1980: The Cultural Revolution

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Date Coverage

  • 1919-1980

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