International Relations and China’s Position in the Socialist Camp

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Abstract

This study revisits Sino-Soviet relations and develops a model explaining the structure of state-to-state relations within the socialist camp. It is aimed at contributing to our understanding of the positioning of the Peoples Republic of China (PRC) within the realm of the socialist camp, and the influence this positioning had on the global setting of the Cold War. To achieve these aims the idea of triangularity in international relations is used to explain triangularity as a hidden structure within the bipolar structure of the Cold War world. While the bipolarity of the structure helps us to understand the mechanisms of long-term relative stability, triangularity helps us to understand the changes in the system and its eventual collapse.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRevolutionary Transformations in 1950s China
EditorsKlaus Mühlhahn, Julia Strauss
PublisherRoutledge
Chapter1
Pages22-43
ISBN (Print)9781009304146
Publication statusPublished - 2023

Austrian Fields of Science 2012

  • 601008 Science of history
  • 602045 Sinology

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