The China Breakthrough: Whitlam in the Middle Kingdom, 1971

In The China Breakthrough (Monash University Publishing), Billy Griffiths unpacks the theatre of the Whitlam visit, its political intrigue, and its long-lasting cultural, political and diplomatic implications. Griffiths argues that this was a pivotal moment in Australia’s relations with Asia, a revealing test of the Australia-America alliance, and a remarkable case of foreign policy engineered from Opposition.