Research on the Sino-Soviet rivalry in the Third World

Austin Jersild discussed his current publication projects as well as his current research on the Sino-Soviet rivalry in the Third World. His forthcoming work includes articles on Sino-East European relations in the 1950s as part of a volume on the normalization of Sino-European relations produced by the Cold War International History Project in Washington, D.C. This volume provides an exploration of socialist bloc exhibits about China in the 1950s as part of a collection in Cold War History. Another article deals with the Sino-Soviet rivalry in Guinea-Conakry in the 1960s. Jersild is also serving as a co-editor for a volume on socialist internationalism and the Second World. His current research project expands upon this last article, and takes him to socialist bloc foreign policy archives in order to explore the Sino-Soviet rivalry after the split of 1960.

Austin Jersild is Professor of History at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia, and the first fellow-in-residence at the Berlin Center of Cold War Studies. The discussion took place at the Berlin Center's 3rd Brown Bag Breakfast on January 12, 2016.


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