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Chinese War Participation Decision Process in the Korean War : From North Korean Support Request to Participation Decision

  • The Journal of Northeast Asia Research
  • Abbr : NEA
  • 2013, 28(2), pp.104-145
  • DOI : 10.18013/jnar.2013.28.2.004
  • Publisher : The Institute for Northeast Asia Research
  • Research Area : Social Science > Political Science > International Politics > International Relations / Cooperation

Okjoon Kim 1

1계명대학교

Candidate

ABSTRACT

This study examines how Mao and his staff decided to participate in the Korean war after Kim Il Sung asked them to help the war on October 1 by analyzing several important party meetings. First of all, the Chinese leadership had convened five times and discussed issues and concerns during 13 days after the North Korean request. Based upon this analysis, I will resolve the conflicting views among the researchers about two contradictory telegrams sent by Stalin, the Black Sea conference between Stalin and Zou Eun Lai, and the role of Mao with the conference. In conclusion, Mao took an initiative to run the show from October 1 to October 13. This became possible because Mao took a firm control of the domestic politics across the party and military in China at that time.

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