V.K. Wellington Koo and the Emergence of Modern China
His pursuit of this nationalistic agenda was immediately interrupted by Chinese civil war and Japanese imperialism during World War I. In the 1930s Koo attempted to use international law to force western powers to honor their treaty obligations to punish Japanese expansion. Koo also participated in creating the League of Nations and later the United Nations in the hope that collective security would become reality.
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"A candid, critical biography. . . . Well researched and gracefully written, this is a useful addition to the scholarship of modern Chinese diplomatic history."—Choice
"A welcome antidote to the general depersonalization of history. By focusing on the calculations and dilemmas of one diplomat, Stephen Craft is able to illuminate the harsh challenges and crises that Chinese leaders faced during the first half of the twentieth century."—Qiang Zhai, Auburn University
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