IJCH 2017 Vol.3(3): 213-218 ISSN: 2382-6177
doi: 10.18178/ijch.2017.3.3.102

Henry Wallace's Visit to China: an Ultimate Effort to Send the U.S. Army Observer Group to Yan'an

Hu Yueying
Abstract—In the later period of WW II, American Vice President Henry Wallace became the highest ranked visitor to China during the war, and even in the modern history of Sino-US relations, with a purpose that has been argued over till this day. Based on a thorough study of the event, the cause and effect of Wallace's visit, as well as other related events that happened in the same period, especially in consideration of the Operation Matterhorn that "was given top priority in both men and materials, second only to the secret Manhattan Project", Wallace's visit can be seen as an ultimate effort to send the U.S. Army Observer Group to Yan'an and provide crucial technical support to the Operation Matterhorn. This is a necessary and sufficient condition for Vice President Henry Wallace to visit China.

Index Terms—Wallace's visit to China, U.S. army observer group in Yan'an, operation matterhorn.

Hu Yueying is with Sichuan University, China (e-mail: 498930178@qq.com).

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Cite: Hu Yueying, "Henry Wallace's Visit to China: an Ultimate Effort to Send the U.S. Army Observer Group to Yan'an," International Journal of Culture and History vol. 3, no. 3, pp. 213-218, 2017.

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