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Different Data Tell Different Stories: A Revisit of Some Highlights In Sino-American Relations During the Pacific War

Hsi-sheng Ch'i, Professor Emeritus, Humanities and Social Science, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology speaks at UC Berkeley.

September 25, 2007 4:00pm to 6:00pm

Drawing on underutilized or misinterpreted data from both Chinese- and English-language sources, this talk will suggest conclusions that challenge the conventional wisdom on Sino-American Relations during WW II, including such major events during the alliance as Stilwell's assignment to China, his role in the First Burma Campaign, the diplomatic crises of 1942, and the showdown over his quest for command power.