Britain, France, West Germany and the People's Republic of China 1969-1982 : the European dimension of China's great transition

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Full title: Britain, France, West Germany and the People's Republic of China 1969-1982 : the European dimension of China's great transition / Martin Albers.
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Table of Contents:
  • Note on Spelling and Translations
  • Acknowledgements
  • Contents
  • Abbreviations
  • List of Figures
  • List of Tables
  • Chapter 1: Introduction; Dimensions of Sino-European exchange; Comparing Britain, France and West Germany
  • Chapter 2: Historical background to Sino-European rapprochement in the 1970s; The legacies of Imperialism; Europe's ambivalent past in China; Rapprochement tried and failed: London, Hong Kong and Beijing, 1949-69; The significance of 1964 for Sino-French relations; Divided States in the early Cold War: West Germany and China after 1949; Conclusion
  • Chapter 3: Western Europe and detente in East Asia, 1969-72
  • The Cultural Revolution and China's foreign relations; France: preserving the Gaullist legacy and striving for a multipolar World; Britain: coming to terms with difficult partners; West Germany: selling Ostpolitik to Beijing; Conclusion
  • Chapter 4: Promotion of European exports to China and the role of economic diplomacy, 1969-72; Creating economic links in a challenging environment; France: the failure to turn diplomatic advantage into economic success; Britain: State interventionism and its limits ;
  • West Germany: Rhenish capitalism and China trade; Conclusion
  • Chapter 5: The diplomacy of high-level visits during the twilight of Maoism, 1973-77; Beijing's interest in Western Europe; France: a symbolic partnership continued; Britain: preferential treatment for the Tories; West Germany: domestic polarisation and Schmidt's pragmatic China policy; Excursion: enter the European Community; Conclusion
  • Chapter 6: Widening and deepening the relationship with China before the reforms, 1973-77; Facing common challenges; France: The Dirigiste model of China policy ;
  • Britain: in search of a coherent strategy; West Germany: high ideals and hard-headed businessmen; Conclusion
  • Chapter 7: The 'alliance era' and strategic cooperation with China, 1978-82; Deng's reforms and the crisis of detente; France: new cooperation and old dilemmas; Britain: common interests but no alliance with China; West Germany: no guns for the Chinese Communists; Conclusion
  • Chapter 8: Promoting transnational exchange with China in the age of reform, 1978-82; Europe's importance for China's Great Transition; France: China's opening as economic challenge ;
  • Britain: the State scales back on China policy; West Germany: fostering exchange below the radar of Cold War politics; Conclusion
  • Chapter 9: Conclusion; The main factors determining European China policies; External factors: managing Europe's decline in a Cold War context; Varieties of China-oriented capitalism and the domestic face of the Cold War; Ghosts of the past: The importance of history; Why does this matter? The importance of European ties with the PRC; The European dimension of Sino-Western relations