The Sino-Japanese 1952 Peace Treaty and its Impact on East Asian Politics

Chatham House, London


Hans Van de Ven, Professor of Modern Chinese History, Cambridge University


In 1952 the Republic of China (Taiwan) and Japan signed a Peace Treaty. The speaker will examine the political context of the time, including the radically different visions of Asia's political arrangements that were articulated by many Asian as well as European countries; the negotiations that took place in Taipei; and the consequences of the treaty for East Asian politics today.