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Collateral Damage: Sino-Soviet Rivalry and the Termination of the Sino-Vietnamese Alliance

Nicholas Khoo


Although the Chinese and the Vietnamese were Cold War allies in wars against the French and the Americans, their alliance collapsed and they ultimately fought a war against each other in 1979. More than thirty years later the fundamental cause of the alliance's termination remains contested among historians, international relations theorists, and Asian studies specialists. This book brings fresh perspective to this debate. Using Chinese-language materials released since the end of the Cold War, the book revises existing explanations for the termination of China's alliance with Vietnam, arguing ... More

Keywords: China-Vietnam alliance, Cold War allies, Soviet Union, Sino-Vietnamese relationship, ethnic Chinese minority, Cambodia, Laos, Chinese foreign policy

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780231150781
Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: November 2015 DOI:10.7312/columbia/9780231150781.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Nicholas Khoo, author