American Images of China, 1931-1949

American Images of China, 1931-1949

by T. Jespersen
     
 


This book shows how the notion of the Chinese as aspiring Americans helped shape American opinion and policies toward Asia for almost twenty years. This notion derived less from the reality of Chinese historical or cultural similarities than from a projection of American values and culture; in the American view, fueled by various political, economic, and religious… See more details below

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This book shows how the notion of the Chinese as aspiring Americans helped shape American opinion and policies toward Asia for almost twenty years. This notion derived less from the reality of Chinese historical or cultural similarities than from a projection of American values and culture; in the American view, fueled by various political, economic, and religious interests, China was less a geographical entity than a symbol of American hopes and fears.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780804736541
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
Publication date:
03/28/1999
Edition description:
1
Pages:
280
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Prologue: Missionaries and the Creation of American Perceptions of China, 1890-19311
1Henry Luce and the Rise of Time Inc.11
2Time Inc. and Its Stake in China24
3United China Relief and the Creation of American Images of China45
4Crusading Together: The Glorious War Years59
5Madame Chiang and the Personality of Sino-American Relations82
6The Underside of Sino-American Relations During World War II108
7The Dawning of the American Century126
8The Collapse of the American Century150
9Coming to Terms with the Emotional Attachment to China172
Notes193
Bibliography235
Index249

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