The Oil Prince's Legacy: Rockefeller Philanthropy in China by Mary Bullock | 9780804776882 | Hardcover | Barnes & Noble
The Oil Prince's Legacy: Rockefeller Philanthropy in China

The Oil Prince's Legacy: Rockefeller Philanthropy in China

by Mary Bullock
     
 

ISBN-10: 0804776881

ISBN-13: 9780804776882

Pub. Date: 07/13/2011

Publisher: Stanford University Press

The Oil Prince's Legacy traces Rockefeller philanthropy in China from the nineteenth century to today. Family diaries, letters, interviews in China, and institutional archival records are used to tell a compelling story about successive Rockefeller generations and U.S.–China cultural relations.

This book describes how Rockefeller philanthropy came to

Overview

The Oil Prince's Legacy traces Rockefeller philanthropy in China from the nineteenth century to today. Family diaries, letters, interviews in China, and institutional archival records are used to tell a compelling story about successive Rockefeller generations and U.S.–China cultural relations.

This book describes how Rockefeller philanthropy came to focus on elite science and medicine and ensured their ongoing importance in the American-Chinese relationship. That importance is still seen today in the ties of the two countries in natural and social sciences, the humanities, economics, and higher education. The Rockefeller family's involvement with China continues in the fourth and fifth generations, even as Rockefeller philanthropy is reshaped in response to China's rise as a global power. Understanding the origin, evolution, Cold War interregnum, and post-Mao renewal of Rockefeller philanthropy brings new clarity to the nature and tenacity of this ongoing bilateral relationship.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780804776882
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
Publication date:
07/13/2011
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Figures x

Preface and Acknowledgments xi

A Note on Names xv

Introduction: A Century of Rockefeller Philanthropy in China 1

1 Origins: Medicine, Art, and Oil 9

2 Agenda: "Missionaries of Science" 47

3 Politics: Encountering Nationalism and Communism 81

4 Survival: Peking Union Medical College 117

5 Renewal: Rockefeller Philanthropy in Post-Mao China 147

6 Legacy: Anniversaries 183

Appendixes

A Rockefeller Philanthropic Expenditures for China 207

B Interviews with Peking Union Medical College Faculty and Graduates 209

C Chinese Names 210

Notes 215

Bibliography 229

Index 235

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