The China Mission: George Marshall’s Unfinished War, 1945-1947
- Dan Kurtz-Phelan, Executive Editor, Foreign Affairs
- Derek Chollet, Executive Vice President and Senior Advisor for Security and Defense Policy, The German Marshall Fund of the United States
As a part of its Future of American Power series, The German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF) invites you to a conversation with Dan Kurtz-Phelan to discuss his upcoming book, The China Mission: George Marshall’s Unfinished War, 1945-1947. The book provides a detailed exploration of Marshall’s 13 months in China during which he helped to resolve a conflict between Chinese Nationalists and Communists that threatened to escalate into revolution while leaving the United States deeply entangled.
The book talk will be moderated by GMF Executive Vice President Derek Chollet and will explore Marshall’s mission to broker peace, build a Chinese democracy, and prevent a Communist takeover. While assessing the mission’s impact on the Cold War, the conversation will also discuss its implications on U.S. policy today.
GMF’s Future of American Power series discusses new books focusing on U.S. power in the world. In line with its mission to strengthen transatlantic relations, these conversations specifically focus on the implications of U.S. foreign policy for its European partners, as well as other key regions for the transatlantic relationship.
If you have any questions, please contact Daria Grineva at FPIntern@gmfus.org.