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Winning the Third World

Sino-American Rivalry during the Cold War

Gregg A. Brazinsky

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Sachbuch / 20. Jahrhundert (bis 1945)

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Winning the Third World examines afresh the intense and enduring rivalry between the United States and China during the Cold War. Gregg A. Brazinsky shows how both nations fought vigorously to establish their influence in newly independent African and Asian countries. By playing a leadership role in Asia and Africa, China hoped to regain its status in world affairs, but Americans feared that China's history as a nonwhite, anticolonial nation would make it an even more dangerous threat in the postcolonial world than the Soviet Union. Drawing on a broad array of new archival materials from China and the United States, Brazinsky demonstrates that disrupting China's efforts to elevate its stature became an important motive behind Washington's use of both hard and soft power in the "Global South."

Presenting a detailed narrative of the diplomatic, economic, and cultural competition between Beijing and Washington, Brazinsky offers an important new window for understanding the impact of the Cold War on the Third World. With China's growing involvement in Asia and Africa in the twenty-first century, this impressive new work of international history has an undeniable relevance to contemporary world affairs and policy making.

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The Geneva Conference, U.S. policy in Africa, The New Cold War History, Chinese soft power, Sino-American Competition, U.S. Policy in Asia, The Cold War in Asia, Status in International Politics, African History, Chinese Diplomatic History, Sino-American Rivalry in the Third World, status in international affairs, Sino-American relations, Asian History, U.S. Diplomatic History, Chinese policy in Africa, Chinese support for revolutions, U.S.-Asian relations, Chinese policy in Asia, cultural diplomacy, The Cold War in the Third World, The Bandung Conference, U.S. policy in Asia, Chinese Foreign Policy, Chinese economic aid programs, U.S. diplomatic history, Mao Zedong, Zhou Enlai