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‘The Jackal’s Share’: Whitehall, the City of London and British policy towards the Sino-Japanese War, 1937–9

Best, Antony (2016) ‘The Jackal’s Share’: Whitehall, the City of London and British policy towards the Sino-Japanese War, 1937–9. In: Fisher, John, Pedaliu, Effie G. H. and Smith, Richard, (eds.) The Foreign Office, Commerce and British Foreign Policy in the Twentieth Century. Palgrave Macmillan, London, pp. 211-231. ISBN 9781137465818

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Identification Number: 10.1057/978-1-137-46581-8_9

Abstract

Ever since the 1970s, when the first studies appeared of British policy towards East Asia in the 1930s, it has been accepted that this decade was marked by the existence of a ‘dual diplomacy’ within Whitehall. What is meant by this is that during much of the 1930s the Foreign Office was unable to exercise its usual monopoly over foreign policy because of the assertiveness of the Treasury during Neville Chamberlain’s tenure as chancellor of the exchequer. This led to an uncomfortable scenario wherein the Foreign Office’s efforts to maintain equidistance between Japan and China was undermined by the amateur diplomacy of the Treasury, which was convinced of the need and practicability of securing a rapprochement with Japan.

Item Type: Book Section
Official URL: https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1057%2F978-1-...
Additional Information: © 2016 Palgrave Macmillan
Divisions: International History
Subjects: D History General and Old World > D History (General) > D204 Modern History
J Political Science > JZ International relations
H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
Date Deposited: 30 Jan 2020 13:00
Last Modified: 20 May 2020 01:39
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/103213

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