Restoring Chaos to History: Sino-Soviet-American Relations, 1969*

  title={Restoring Chaos to History: Sino-Soviet-American Relations, 1969*},
  author={Lorenz M. L{\"u}thi},
  journal={The China Quarterly},
  pages={378 - 397}
  • L. Lüthi
  • Published 1 June 2012
  • Political Science
  • The China Quarterly
Abstract Sino-Soviet-American relations during 1969 followed a chaotic course. Scholars have asserted in the past that the Sino-Soviet border conflict in March led to Sino-American rapprochement in December. However, evidence from China, the former socialist world and the United States undermines the interpretation of a purposeful and planned policy of any of the three actors to the others. None had a formulated policy or strategy in place. China lacked the governmental ability to chart a clear… 
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