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V K Wellington Koo And The Emergence Of Modern China

Author : Stephen G. Craft
ISBN : 9780813157566
Genre : History
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Chinese diplomat V.K. Wellington Koo (1888-1985) was involved in virtually every foreign and domestic crisis in twentieth-century China. After earning a Ph.D. from Columbia University, Koo entered government service in 1912 intent on revising the unequal treaty system imposed on China in the nineteenth century, believing that breaking the shackles of imperialism would bring China into the "family of nations." His pursuit of this nationalistic agenda was immediately interrupted by Chinese civil war and Japanese imperialism during World War I. In the 1930s Koo attempted to use international law to force western powers to honor their treaty obligations to punish Japanese expansion. Koo also participated in creating the League of Nations and later the United Nations in the hope that collective security would become reality.
Category: History

Wellington Koo

Author : Jonathan Clements
ISBN : 9781907822360
Genre : History
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Gu Weijun, a.k.a. Wellington Koo (1887-1985). Born in Shanghai and raised in the city's International Settlement, Koo became fluent in English during his postgraduate studies abroad - he got a PhD in Law from Columbia in 1912. He was recalled soon afterwards to become the English Secretary to the newly formed Republic of China, and became ambassador to the United States in 1915. He achieved notoriety at the Paris Peace Conference where he sternly resisted Japanese attempts to hold onto seized German colonial territory in mainland China. In protest at their treatment, the Chinese were the only delegates not to sign the subsequent Treaty of Versailles. Koo was China's first representative to the League of Nations, and ended up as acting president of Republican China during the unrest of the period 1926-7. He subsequently served briefly as a Foreign Minister during the peak of the Warlord Era, before returning to Europe, first as a delegate at the League of Nations, and then as China's ambassador to France. With the Nazi occupation, Koo fled to Britain, where he became the Chinese ambassador to the UK until 1946. A founder member of the United Nations, Koo was instrumental in maintaining the position of Republican China on the Security Council -by this time, 'Republican China' was limited solely to the island of Taiwan, while the Communists proclaimed themselves to be the new rulers of China itself. Retiring from the diplomatic service in 1956, the venerable Koo went on to become a judge at the International Court of Justice at the Hague, rising to vice-president before his retirement, aged 80, in 1967. He settled in New York, where his final years were tormented by 'Republican' China's loss of its seat on the United Nations Security Council to the Communists, following Nixon's famous visit to China.
Category: History

Hui Lan Koo Madame Wellington Koo

Author : Hui-lan Koo
ISBN : 9781789123272
Genre : History
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This is a colourful 1943 autobiography of Hui-lan Koo, known as Madame Wellington Koo, the then-wife of the famous Chinese diplomat Vi Kyuin Wellington Koo (1888-1985). Hui-lan Koo presents her China from a new angle, never mentioning floods, famines, or starving coolies. She is concerned chiefly with the fortunate few who played important roles in contemporary Chinese history. As leading lady of an uneasy age, she knew them all intimately; she speaks of them casually, these Chinese who possessed palaces, priceless jades, and beautiful concubines. This is the life of a Chinese lady, a noted beauty, born to fabulous wealth. She is the wife of Wellington Koo, China’s most brilliant diplomat, later Ambassador to Great Britain. Madame Koo’s life, both in Europe and the Orient, has been packed with excitement. She has presided over embassies in Paris, London and Washington. An irrepressible lady, the impressions make revealing reading.
Category: History

China Demands

Author : V. K. Wellington Koo
ISBN : OCLC:12188072
Genre : Sino-Japanese War, 1937-1945
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Category: Sino-Japanese War, 1937-1945

Patriots Or Traitors

Author : Stacey Bieler
ISBN : 9781317478348
Genre : Education
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This title sxplores the love-hate relationship between the USA and China through the experience of Chinese students caught between the two countries. The book sheds light on China's ambivelance towards the Western influence, and the use of educational and cultural exhanges as a political device.
Category: Education

Author : V. K. Wellington Koo
ISBN : STANFORD:36105129878422
Genre : China
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My Story

Author : Madame Wellington Koo
ISBN : OCLC:949932714
Genre : China
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Juliana Koo was the wife of Kuangson Young, a Nationalist Chinese career diplomat who was executed during World War II by the Japanese in the Philippines. Shortly after Hui-lan Koo arranged Dr. H.H. Kung to send Kuangson Young and his adulterous wife away from Paris, Kuangson Young was given the consul general position in Philippines. Wellington and Juliana reunited after she was widowed.
Category: China

V K Wellington Koo

Author : Pao-chin Chu
ISBN : 9622012361
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Few aspects of American military history have been as vigorously debated as Harry Truman's decision to use atomic bombs against Japan. In this carefully crafted volume, Michael Kort describes the wartime circumstances and thinking that form the context for the decision to use these weapons, surveys the major debates related to that decision, and provides a comprehensive collection of key primary source documents that illuminate the behavior of the United States and Japan during the closing days of World War II. Kort opens with a summary of the debate over Hiroshima as it has evolved since 1945. He then provides a historical overview of thye events in question, beginning with the decision and program to build the atomic bomb. Detailing the sequence of events leading to Japan's surrender, he revisits the decisive battles of the Pacific War and the motivations of American and Japanese leaders. Finally, Kort examines ten key issues in the discussion of Hiroshima and guides readers to relevant primary source documents, scholarly books, and articles.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Author : V. K. Wellington Koo
ISBN : UOM:39015043293235
Genre : China
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Category: China