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Title Power of freedom : Hu Shih's political writings / edited by Chih-p'ing Chou and Carlos Yu-Kai Lin.

Publication Info. Ann Arbor, Michigan : University of Michigan Press, 2022.


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Description 1 online resource (376 pages)
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
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Series China Understandings Today
China understandings today.
Access Open access MiU
Note This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary Dr. Hu Shih (1891-1962) was one of China's top scholars and diplomats and served as the Republic of China's ambassador to the United States during World War II. As early as 1941, Hu Shih warned of the fundamental ideological conflict between dictatorial totalitarianism and democratic systems, a view that later became the foundation of the Cold War narrative. In the 1950s, after Mao's authoritarian regime was established, Hu Shih started to analyze the development and nature of Communism, delivering a series of lectures and addresses to reveal what he called Stalin's "grand strategy" for facilitating the International Communist Movement. For decades--and today to a certain extent--Hu Shih's political writings were considered sensitive and even dangerous. As a strident critic of the Chinese Communist Party's oligarchical practices, he was targeted by the CCP in a concerted national campaign to smear his reputation, cast aspersions on his writings, and generally destroy any possible influence he might have in China. This volume brings together a collection of Hu Shih's most important, mostly unpublished, English-language speeches, interviews, and commentaries on international politics, China-U.S. relations, and the International Communist Movement. Taken together, these works provide an insider's perspective on Sino-American relations and the development of the International Communist Movement over the course of the 20th century.
Note Description based on information from the publisher.
Subject Hu, Shi, 1891-1962 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Hu, Shi, 1891-1962. (OCoLC)fst00062039
Communism and international relations -- China -- History -- 20th century.
Communism -- China -- History -- 20th century.
China -- Relations -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Democracy -- China -- History -- 20th century.
Communism. (OCoLC)fst00870421
Communism and international relations. (OCoLC)fst00870504
Democracy. (OCoLC)fst00890077
International relations. (OCoLC)fst00977053
China. (OCoLC)fst01206073
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Chronological Term 1900-1999
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Criticism, interpretation, etc. (OCoLC)fst01411635
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Added Author Chou, Chih-Ping, editor.
Lin, Carlos Yu-Kai, editor.
Michigan Publishing (University of Michigan), publisher.
Added Title Hu Shih's political writings
ISBN 9780472903610 (electronic bk.)
0472903616 (electronic bk.)
9780472075263 hardcover book
9780472055265 paperback book
Standard No. 10.3998/mpub.12258711 doi

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