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Sino-Soviet Interaction: Project Triad, 1950-1967 (ICPSR 5016)

Principal Investigator(s): Mogdis, Franz; Tidwell, Karen


This study consists of an aggregate attributes data file and a perception-interaction data file on the Soviet Union and China in the period 1950-1967. The study was part of a project concerned with the Sino-Soviet conflict and its implications for United States' strategic planning in the 1970s. The aggregate attributes data file (Part 1) contains two subsets: (1) measures of economic, demographic, military, and diplomatic national attributes of the Soviet Union and China in the period 1950-1967, and (2) trade of and visits by leaders of the Soviet Union and China with 17 less developed nations in the period 1959-1967. The perception-interaction data file (Part 2) also consists of two subsets: (1) a perception dataset, which contains information obtained by computer content analyses of selected official statements and newspaper contents utilizing Inquirer II, and (2) an interaction dataset that measures Sino-Soviet diplomatic, communications, and trade interactions with each other in the period 1950-1967. Items in the perception subset dataset include the perceptions of the Soviet Union and China of each other and of the United States coded as strong, weak, active, passive, negative, and threatening. Each of these perceptions is presented in the original and weighted forms.

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DS0:  Study-Level Files
DS1:  Attributes - Download All Files (2.136 MB)
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DS2:  Perception - Download All Files (2.134 MB)
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Study Description


Mogdis, Franz, and Karen Tidwell. Sino-Soviet Interaction: Project Triad, 1950-1967. ICPSR05016-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1999. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR05016.v1

Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR05016.v1

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This study was funded by:

  • United States Air Force (N00014-67-A-0181-0026)
  • United States Department of the Navy. Office of Naval Research

Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    demographic characteristics, diplomacy, economic conditions, international relations, military strength, trade relations

Geographic Coverage:    China (Peoples Republic), Global, Soviet Union

Time Period:   

  • 1950--1967

Universe:    China and the Soviet Union in the period 1950-1967.

Data Type(s):    aggregate data, event/transaction data, survey data

Data Collection Notes:

The data map is provided as an ASCII text file, and the codebook is provided by ICPSR as a Portable Document Format (PDF) file. The PDF file format was developed by Adobe Systems Incorporated and can be accessed using PDF reader software, such as the Adobe Acrobat Reader. Information on how to obtain a copy of the Acrobat Reader is provided on the ICPSR Web site.


Data Source:

United Nations' international trade statistics yearbook annual reports, the Institute of Strategic Studies' annual reports, Soviet and Chinese press weekly and daily publications, Social Sciences Department, Bendix Corporation, books, and articles


Original ICPSR Release:   1984-05-03

Version History:

  • 2006-01-18 File CB5016.ALL.PDF was removed from any previous datasets and flagged as a study-level file, so that it will accompany all downloads.



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