Sino-Soviet City: Dalian between Socialist Worlds, 1945-1955

  title={Sino-Soviet City: Dalian between Socialist Worlds, 1945-1955},
  author={Christian A. Hess},
  journal={Journal of Urban History},
  pages={25 - 9}
This article explores the building of urban socialism in the port city of Dalian from 1945 through the mid-1950s. Hailed by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) in 1949 as “New China’s model metropolis,” this former Japanese colonial city was occupied by the Soviet military until 1950. Postwar geopolitics situated Dalian and its residents at the forefront of implementing Soviet-inspired reforms that led to an image of Dalian not only as a vanguard city of the People’s Republic, but one intimately…