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Rezension von "Tom Buchanan, East Wind: China and the British Left, 1925-1976. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012"


Knüsel, Ariane (2013). Rezension von "Tom Buchanan, East Wind: China and the British Left, 1925-1976. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012". American Historical Review, 18(3):953.

Abstract

Tom Buchanan's insightful and exhaustively researched study fills a gap in the historiography of British views on China. While the past years have seen an increasing number of publications about Anglo-Chinese relations, the British Left's relations with China have been mostly ignored. Buchanan analyzes three aspects of this relationship between 1925 and 1976: namely, the role the British Left played in organizations like the China Campaign Committee or the Britain-China Friendship Association, “the policies and attitudes of the ‘mainstream’ Labour movement” (p. ix), and the points of convergence between the Labour Party and the non-Labour Left. However, while the first aspect is well covered in the book and gives it a certain narrative coherence, the mainstream labor movement does not figure as prominently as might be expected, and the Labour Party …

Abstract

Tom Buchanan's insightful and exhaustively researched study fills a gap in the historiography of British views on China. While the past years have seen an increasing number of publications about Anglo-Chinese relations, the British Left's relations with China have been mostly ignored. Buchanan analyzes three aspects of this relationship between 1925 and 1976: namely, the role the British Left played in organizations like the China Campaign Committee or the Britain-China Friendship Association, “the policies and attitudes of the ‘mainstream’ Labour movement” (p. ix), and the points of convergence between the Labour Party and the non-Labour Left. However, while the first aspect is well covered in the book and gives it a certain narrative coherence, the mainstream labor movement does not figure as prominently as might be expected, and the Labour Party …

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, further contribution
Communities & Collections:06 Faculty of Arts > Institute of History
08 University Research Priority Programs > Asia and Europe
Dewey Decimal Classification:950 History of Asia
900 History
180 Ancient, medieval & eastern philosophy
Language:English
Date:2013
Deposited On:03 Feb 2014 11:53
Last Modified:05 Apr 2016 17:38
Publisher:University of Chicago Press
ISSN:0002-8762
Free access at:Publisher DOI. An embargo period may apply.
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1093/ahr/118.3.935
Official URL:http://ahr.oxfordjournals.org/content/118/3.toc
Related URLs:http://opac.nebis.ch/F/?local_base=NEBIS&CON_LNG=GER&func=find-b&find_code=SYS&request=001003495

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