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Chinese Ambassadors: The Rise of Diplomatic Professionalism Since 1949

Xiaohong Liu brings 12 years of personal experience in the Chinese foreign service to this path breaking study. Drawing on her own direct observations, interviews, and newly available Chinese sources, she examines four generations of Chinese ambassadors, who served from 1949 to 1994. She charts the evolution of the Chinese diplomatic corps from its early military orientation to the emergence of career professionals and assesses the impact of various ambassadors on Chinese foreign policy.

Xiaohong Liu, a former Chinese foreign service officer who worked on Western European affairs in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs from 1977 to 1989, lives in Virginia.

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