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Wellington Koo: China

Wellington Koo: China

Makers of the Modern World
October 2008
Hardcover · 176 Pages
$19.95 U.S. · $21.50 CAN
ISBN 9781905791699
Haus Publishing


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Wellington Koo achieved notoriety at the Paris Peace Conference for sternly resisting Japanese attempts to hold onto seized German colonial territory in mainland China. In protest, the Chinese were the only dele gates not to sign the subsequent Treaty of Versailles. Koo was later a founding member of the United Nations.

About the Author

Jonathan Clements studied Chinese and Japanese at the University of Leeds, and holds a Master's degree from the University of Stirling. He has written biographies of many figures from Chinese history, including the First Emperor, Confucius, Empress Wu and Chairman Mao. He is also the author of the biography of the Japanese representative at the Paris Peace Conference.