Return to Zhenbao Island: Who Started Shooting and Why it Matters

@article{Goldstein2001ReturnTZ,
  title={Return to Zhenbao Island: Who Started Shooting and Why it Matters},
  author={Lyle J. Goldstein},
  journal={The China Quarterly},
  year={2001},
  volume={168},
  pages={985 - 997}
}
  • L. Goldstein
  • Published 1 December 2001
  • Political Science
  • The China Quarterly
This research reveals a new consensus among scholars in both Moscow and Beijing that the 1969 Sino-Soviet border crisis was a premeditated act of violence orchestrated by the Chinese side. International and domestic causes are investigated for their strength in explaining China's belligerence. There has been a widespread belief among sinologists that China acted out of desperation against Soviet strength and aggressiveness, which had been demonstrated most clearly by the 1968 invasion of… 
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