Foreign Office files for China.Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : Adam Matthew Digital : The National Archives, 2009-2014Description: Online resource.Subject(s): The National Archives | UK | foreign relations | China | documents | guides to information sourcesDDC classification: 327.41051 Online resources: Click here for on-line access (Available to on-site users of The National Archives only).
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This resource contains the complete British Foreign Office files dealing with China, Hong Kong and Taiwan in this period. These files are particularly important because Britain was one of the first countries to recognise Communist China.
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.
Includes facsimiles of documents from TNA (PRO) FO 371 and FO 21.