Calkins, Laura M.

China and the First Vietnam War, 1947-54. - Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2013. - 1 online resource (198 p.) - eBooks on Demand Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia . - Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia .

Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; Acknowledgments; Note on usage; Introduction; 1. The changing strategies of struggle, 1947-49; The origins of Sino-Viet Minh military cooperation; The second phase" of the Viet Minh armed struggle and the growth of Sino-Viet Minh collaboration; The PLA's advance and the Viet Minh's military development; The initial re-evaluation of military policies, September 1949; The establishment of the PRC and the PLA's advance; 2. Diplomatic recognition and military assistance, January-August 1950 The background to formal diplomatic recognition of the DRVThe reorganization of Chinese aid, April-July 1950; Sino-Viet Minh relations and preparations for the general counteroffensive; 3. Increasing tensions in Sino-Viet Minh relations, August 1950-February 1951; Preparations for the general counteroffensive; Revising Viet Minh military strategy in Indochina; Chinese defense planning for its southern tier; Consultations amidst crises; The first stage of the Middle Regions Offensive; China's strategic determinations, February 1951; 4. The prospect of longer wars, March-April 1951 Strengthening the Communist organizationsThe battle at Mao Khe; The security of China's southern perimeter; The economic impact of the Korean War and China's aid to the Viet Minh; The challenge to the policy on guerrilla tactics in Nambo, April 1951; 5. The crises of mid-1951; Debates in Tonkin and Nambo, early June 1951; A month of crisis, July 23-August 22, 1951; Epilogue: Rectification, regroupment, and Chinese aid before and after the Geneva Conference, 1952-54; Fighting and negotiating; Implementing the post-Geneva ceasefire and military regroupment China's aid for reconstruction of the NorthA new phase in bilateral aid arrangements; Notes; Selected bibliography; Index

This book charts the development of the First Vietnam War - the war between the Vietnamese Communists (the Viet Minh) and the French colonial power - considering especially how relations between the Viet Minh and the Chinese Communists had a profound impact on the course of the war. It shows how the Chinese provided finance, training and weapons to the Viet Minh, but how differences about strategy emerged, particularly when China became involved in the Korean War and the subsequent peace negotiations, when the need to placate the United States and to prevent US military involvement in South

9781134078479 232.5 (NL),193.75 (TX)


China - Foreign relations - Vietnam.
Indochinese War, 1946-1954 - Participation, Chinese.
Military assistance, Chinese - Vietnam.
Vietnam - Foreign relations - China.


Electronic books.

DS553.7 / C355 2013

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