A Policy Calculated to Benefit China: The United States and the China Arms Embargo, 1919-1929


Valone takes the first in-depth look at the China arms embargo (1919-1929) and places it into the larger context of United States foreign policy. Until now historians have focused on the formation of the Second Banking Consortium as the United States' primary weapon against Japan's aspirations in China. Valone explores the crucial role that the China arms embargo concurrently played in limiting Japan's intentions. Valone's diplomatic history concludes with a positive assessment of the embargo as a tool of United States foreign policy.