New Resource: The Economic Cooperation Administration's relief mission in post-war China, 1946-1948

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This is a primary source collection that documents how officials of the Economic Cooperation Administration (ECA) looked for economic and cultural opportunities to promote US-China relations, despite the anti-Communist sentiments of the early Cold War era.

Items include records of foreign service officer and later director of the China Relief Mission Donald S. Gilpatric; regional offices correspondences; chronological files and cables; interoffice memos; subject files of the office of the director; and others.

Topics include ECA efforts to urge the US State Department to pursue a friendly economic policy toward Communist China to not jeopardize economic relations; ECA representation of American businessmen in the face of US State Department and White House opposition; the failure of the Marshall Mission to China to politicize the US economic policy toward China; the effectiveness of the ECA’s implementation of aid to China; and information on the China Aid Act as part of Title IV of the Foreign Assistance Act.

Of interest to scholars of East Asian studies, international relations, American studies, economics, political science, government, and history. 

http://go.utlib.ca/cat/12243091

Date published: 
Wednesday, February 12, 2020