China and Israel, 1948-1998: A Fifty Year Retrospective

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Jonathan Goldstein
Greenwood Publishing Group, 1999 - History - 215 pages

This is the first-of-its-kind analysis, in any language, of the trilateral relationship between Israel, the People's Republic of China, and the Republic of China. It is also the first comprehensive analysis of the relations between the founders and early statesmen of the ROC and the founders of modern Israel before the proclamation of the Jewish state in 1948. It includes eyewitness testimony from five of the key players involved in the trilateral relationship; historical analysis from Chinese, Israeli, Arab, and East Indian perspectives; and a multilingual bibliography.

The collection describes Israeli-ROC and Israeli-PRC relations that vacillated over the decades. By 1998, they stabilized into full diplomatic relations between Israel and the PRC and officially unofficial trade and cultural ties between Israel and the ROC--an accommodation that has also been adopted in Sino-American relations.

 

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Contents

The Republic of China and Israel
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EXCERPTS FROM REPUBLIC OF CHINA DELEGATE V K WELLINGTON KOOS STATEMENT ON CHINAS ABSTENTION ON THE VOTE T...
32
I Was There The Viewpoint of an Honorary Israeli Consul in Shanghai 19491951
37
The Peoples Republic of China and the Arab Middle East 19481996 Arab Perspectives
43
The Hegemonic Motif The Peoples Republic of China and the Middle East 19491998
61
The Israeli Communist Partys Policy toward the Peoples Republic of China 19491998
79
The Hong Kong Connection in SinoIsraeli Relations
91
The Crucial Year 1991
103
The Establishment of Peoples Republic of ChinaIsraeli Relations Broader Implications for Southeast and South Asia
123
South Asia and Peoples Republic of ChinaIsraeli Diplomatic Relations
127
The Chinese Factor in the Middle East Security Equation An Israeli Perspective
149
Conclusion From Peoplehood to Nationhood An Uphill Battle for Chinese and Jews
175
A Selected Bibliography on SinoIsraeli Relations
183
Index
201
About the Editor and Contributors
209
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About the author (1999)

JONATHAN GOLDSTEIN is Professor of East Asian History at the State University of West Georgia and Research Associate of Harvard University's John K. Fairbank Center for East Asian Research. He is the author of Philadelphia and the China Trade 1682-1846 and editor of America Views China: American Images of China Then and Now (1992) and The Jews of China (1999).

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