This paper analyzes China’s impact on Australia-U.S. relations from 1949 to 1996, including how far Australia’s China policy followed the American lead. The conclusion: American influence was dominant, but Australia’s own initiative was enough to belie the suggestion that it was no more than a blind follower.
China and the Australia-U.S. Relationship: A Historical Perspective
Colin Mackerras is Professor Emeritus in the Department of International Business and Asian Studies at Griffith University, Queensland, Australia. Relevant to this article, his main publication is Australia and China, Partners in Asia, Colin Mackerras, ed. (Melbourne: Macmillan Education Australia, 1996). Email: <email@example.com>.
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Colin Mackerras; China and the Australia-U.S. Relationship: A Historical Perspective. Asian Survey 1 April 2014; 54 (2): 223–246. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2014.54.2.223
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