The Internationalization of China: Foreign Relations At Home and Abroad in the Republican Era

  title={The Internationalization of China: Foreign Relations At Home and Abroad in the Republican Era},
  author={William C. Kirby},
  journal={The China Quarterly},
  pages={433 - 458}
  • W. Kirby
  • Published 1 June 1997
  • History
  • The China Quarterly
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