Seventy Years of History as Seen Through German Courts
The Pugwash Conferences on Science and World Affairs in the Early Cold War
Edited by Alison Kraft and Carola Sachse
Contributors are Gordon Barrett, Matthew Evangelista, Silke Fengler, Alison Kraft, Fabian Lüscher, Doubravka Olšáková, Geoffrey Roberts, Paul Rubinson, and Carola Sachse.
Edited by Karin Priem and Frederik Herman
From Banality to Genocide
Edited by Kanta Dihal
Learning from the Belgian Experience
Michael F. Palo
The History of the Nobel Prize
Edited by Nils Hansson, Thorsten Halling and Heiner Fangerau
Contributors are Massimiano Bucchi, Fabio De Sio, Jacalyn Duffin, Heiner Fangerau, Thorsten Halling, Nils Hansson, David S. Jones, Gustav Källstrand, Ulrich Koppitz, Pauline Mattsson, Katarina Nordqvist, Scott H. Podolsky, Thomas Schlich, and Sven Widmalm.
Edited by Niklas Bernsand and Barbara Törnquist-Plewa
Exchanges Beyond the Bloc Logic and the Sino-Soviet Split
Edited by Janick Marina Schaufelbuehl, Marco Wyss and Valeria Zanier
In going beyond existing historiography, the book comparatively focuses on the relations of both Eastern and Western Europe with the PRC, and adopts a global history approach that also includes non-state and transnational actors. This will allow the reader to learn that the bloc logic and the Sino-Soviet split were indeed influential, yet not all-determining factors in the relations between Europe and China.
Challenges and Reflections
Edited by Sheila Pereira Khan, Maria Paula Meneses and Bjørn Enge Bertelsen
Drawing on the disciplines of history, literature studies, anthropology, political science, economy and art history, the book serves not only as a generous introduction to Mozambique but also as a case study of a southern African country.
Contributors are: Signe Arnfred, Bjørn Enge Bertelsen, José Luís Cabaço, Ana Bénard da Costa, Anna Maria Gentili, Ana Margarida Fonseca, Randi Kaarhus, Sheila Pereira Khan, Maria Paula Meneses, Lia Quartapelle, Amy Schwartzott, Leonor Simas-Almeida, Anne Sletsjøe, Sandra Sousa, Linda van de Kamp.
Maximilian Graf and Wolfgang Mueller
This chapter is the first scholarly approach to Austrian-Chinese relations in the Cold War. Until regaining full sovereignty in 1955, Austria was not allowed to establish, without permission of the Four Powers, diplomatic relations with countries that were not members of the United Nations (UN). Therefore, the country, unlike Switzerland in 1950, did not recognize the People’s Republic of China (PRC) right after its creation and the existing legation with the Republic of China in Nanjing was closed down. After 1955, neutral Austria followed the general practice of not officially recognizing the communist part of divided countries. The first unofficial Austrian-PRC interactions of the 1950s and 1960s largely aimed at establishing economic contacts. Following an international trend in the context of the PRC joining the UN, Vienna recognized the Beijing regime in 1971. Austria quickly reacted to China’s economic re-orientation starting in 1979. Cultural exchanges (and later, tourism) were used as soft-power instruments for raising the PRC’s interest in trade with Austria. Like in relations with the Soviet Union, Austria increasingly pursued a neutralist policy toward the PRC, focusing on economic benefits, while mentioning humanitarian misgivings only on the sidelines of high-level encounters. With Taiwan, neutral Austria does currently not maintain diplomatic relations.