Foreign Office Files for China, 1919-1980

Foreign Office Files for China, 1919-1980

Foreign Office Files for China consists of digitized files from the British Foreign Office (later the Foreign and Commonwealth Office) regarding China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan. Rutgers has access to 6 sections of content in this collection:

  • 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

A variety of material types are included, such as British diplomatic dispatches, correspondence, newspaper cuttings, transcriptions, press reports, meeting minutes, analyses, biographies of prominent personalities, propaganda, posters, and maps.

Dates covered


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