Collections contain selected sets of historical documents related to a specific topic, region, or event.
This collection charts China's relations with Europe, and as it moved from East to West throughout the course of the Cold War.
Are Chinese-North Korean relations really "as close as lips to teeth"?
China was a major player in Cold War Southeast Asia, advocating for socialist revolutions and directly supporting independence struggles.
China's relations with countries in Western Europe from the early 1950s through the 1980s
China faced citizen protests, demands for democracy, and infighting within the Chinese Communist Party at the end of the Cold War.
A social experiment aimed at suppressing counterrevolutionaries and purifying the CCP, the Cultural Revolution created chaos across China.
China was a major provider of foreign aid and developmental assistance during the Cold War and postcolonial eras.
Ultimately a failed political campaign, the Great Leap Forward led to the deaths of millions of people across China.
The Chinese Civil War (1945-1950) was a defining conflict for China, East Asia, and the world.
Although Mao Zedong said the "atom bomb is a paper tiger" in 1946, he nevertheless prioritized the development of a Chinese nuclear program.
Embassies of the People's Republic of China around the world tracked reactions to the PRC's nuclear tests in 1964 and 1965.
Documents on international hockey during the Cold War.
This collection of primary source documents discusses international relations during World War II and the years shortly after.
Origins of the international security group, the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE)
Kim Il Sung ruled North Korea from 1948 until his death in 1994.
Mao Zedong ruled China from 1949 until his death in 1976, and his influence on China's foreign policy during the Cold War was immense.
Zhou Enlai, China's first foreign minister and longtime premier, shaped and influenced Chinese foreign policy from 1949 through 1976.