Betrayal in Paris: How the Treaty of Versailles Led to China’s Long Revolution: Penguin Specials

Paul French

Betrayal in Paris: How the Treaty of Versailles Led to China's Long Revolution: Penguin Specials
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Betrayal in Paris: How the Treaty of Versailles Led to China’s Long Revolution: Penguin Specials

Paul French

In this First World War China Special Paul French explores China’s betrayal by the West, the charismatic advocates it sent to the conference and the hugely significant May Fourth Movement that resulted from the treaty. At the conclusion of ‘the war to end war’, the victorious powers set about redesigning the world map at the Paris Peace Conference. For China, Versailles presented an opportunity to regain territory lost to Japan at the start of the war. Yet, despite early encouragement from the world’s superpowers, the country was to be severely disappointed. In this First World War China Special Paul French explores China’s betrayal by the West, the charismatic advocates it sent to the conference and the hugely significant May Fourth Movement that resulted from the treaty.

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