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Between sovereignty and legitimacy: China and UNESCO, 1946-1953

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UNESCO's founding in 1946 coincided with the resumption of hostilities between China's ruling Nationalist Party (KMT) and their Chinese Communist Party (CCP) rivals for power. The new international organization's officials in Paris and its representatives on the ground in China were thus forced to navigate a fractious and fluid set of national circumstances that would result in an ambiguous outcome in 1949, with regimes on the Chinese mainland and Taiwan both claiming to represent ‘China’. Al...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
Version:
Accepted Manuscript

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10.1017/S0026749X17001159

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Humanities Division
Department:
History Faculty
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Author
ORCID:
0000-0002-8763-1192
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Funding agency for:
Barrett, GRB
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press Publisher's website
Journal:
Modern Asian Studies Journal website
Publication date:
2019-06-03
Acceptance date:
2017-10-03
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EISSN:
1469-8099
ISSN:
0026-749X
Pubs id:
pubs:809875
URN:
uri:3a2fa3db-4d1b-468d-b4c3-5b90455208b7
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uuid:3a2fa3db-4d1b-468d-b4c3-5b90455208b7
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pubs:809875

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