China 1949

 

 

The events of 1949 in China reverberated across the world and throughout the rest of the century. That tumultuous year saw the dramatic collapse of Chiang Kai-shek’s ‘pro-Western’ Nationalist government, overthrown by Mao Zedong and his communist armies, and the foundation of the People’s Republic of China.

I talk with author Graham Hutchings who has written a vivid, gripping account of China in 1949. We discuss, the politics, the military campaigns, and the legendary Amethyst Incident where a British warship became embroiled in the Chinese Civil War.

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I am delighted to welcome Graham Hutchings to our Cold War conversation…

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