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  • Published: 23 July 2014
  • ISBN: 9780143800354
  • Imprint: Penguin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 104
  • RRP: $9.99
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Betrayal in Paris

How the Treaty of Versailles Led to China's Long Revolution: Penguin Specials




In this First World War China Special Paul French explores China's betrayal by the West, the charismatic advocates it sent to the conference and the hugely significant May Fourth Movement that resulted from the treaty.

At the conclusion of 'the war to end war', the victorious powers set about redesigning the world map at the Paris Peace Conference. For China, Versailles presented an opportunity to regain territory lost to Japan at the start of the war. Yet, despite early encouragement from the world's superpowers, the country was to be severely disappointed. In this First World War China Special Paul French explores China's betrayal by the West, the charismatic advocates it sent to the conference and the hugely significant May Fourth Movement that resulted from the treaty.

  • Pub date: 23 July 2014
  • ISBN: 9780143800354
  • Imprint: Penguin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 104
  • RRP: $9.99
Categories:

About the Author

Paul French

Born in London and educated there and in Glasgow, Paul French has lived and worked in Shanghai for many years. He is a widely published analyst and commentator on China and has written a number of books, including a history of foreign correspondents in China and a biography of the legendary Shanghai adman, journalist and adventurer Carl Crow.

His book Midnight in Peking was a New York Times Bestseller, a BBC Radio 4
Book of the Week, and will be made into an international miniseries by Kudos Film and Television, the UK creators of Spooks and Life on Mars.

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