By Xiaoyuan Liu

A Partnership of sickness examines the American-Chinese international coverage making plans in global warfare II for decolonizing the japanese Empire and controlling Japan after the struggle. The learn unearths how their disagreements on many concrete matters avoided the 2 governments from forging an efficient partnership. between those matters have been the position of the Soviet Union and the which means of Asian nationalism. on the war's finish, the effective Allies have been neither in cooperation between themselves nor capable of deal with the upheavals in Asia.

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But neither was prepared to endorse a Chinacentric Asia. Lattimore's new order emphasized China's freedom from foreign powers' control as the basis for Asia's regional stability. But beyond that, he did not contemplate a rapid ascendancy of China to a greatpower status. American psychological warriors were more willing to flirt with Chongqing's ambitions, but they only wanted to encourage Chinese leaders up to a "realistic" limit. Thus, it took a third and stronger motive to make the policy of treating China as a great power a trademark of Washington's wartime policy toward China.

In the war years the Chinese government was quite in tune with the idea about unity among the big powers. It had actually used such rhetoric earlier than Washington. Before Pearl Harbor, Chiang Kai-shek had advocated that in their struggle against the Axis powers, the so-called "five great democracies," including America, Britain, China, the Netherlands, and the Soviet Union, must act as one/ 9 There were two important differences between Roosevelt's and Chiang's ideas about the big powers' cooperation.

18 A partnership for disorder America's response to China Only slowly did American officials accept the idea that their country and China could become partners in war or peace. S. minister in China, Nelson T. S. S. 18 In the following years, when the Chinese-Japanese confrontation became heated, Washington's detached attitude toward the Chinese-Japanese conflict was especially disappointing to the Chinese. " But the Chinese government kept the dream alive. 19 In fact, in these years there were people in the United States who argued for a more positive China policy.

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