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“Readers desiring a comprehensive, analytical history of the economic dimensions of the foreign policy of the People’s Republic of China in its first four decades should welcome this hefty volume.… Recommended.”—R. P. Gardella, Choice

“A worthy addition to the plethora of China studies of our times.”—Xiaoyuan Liu, Iowa State University

“A major contribution to our understanding of China’s economic statecraft in particular as well China’s foreign relations in general.”—Yafeng Xia, Long Island University

Chapter List

Introduction: Economic Statecraft Revisited

1. Countering the China Embargo and the Origins of the PRC’s Economic Statecraft, 1949–1955

2. Seeking Soviet Aid While Resisting Moscow’s Influence, 1953–1963

3. Transforming Economic Diplomacy While Aiding African and Asian Countries, 1955–1970

4. Moderating Japan’s Hostility through Manipulating Expectations of Trade Opportunities, 1955–1972

5. Aiding North Korea, Mongolia, and Albania to Confront Russia, 1960–1972

6. Aiding Hanoi’s War against America and Competing with Russia, 1960–1972

7. Reshaping Economic Statecraft in the Age of Rapprochement and Opening Up, 1970s–1980s

8. Leveraging Economically Chinese-American Relations, Late 1980s–Early 1990s

Conclusion: Beijing’s Economic Statecraft for the Twenty-First Century

Appendix A: Chronology of the PRC’s Foreign Economic Cooperation, 1950–1985

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