Tainted Perceptions: Liberal-Democracy and American Popular Images of China

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Tainted Perceptions asserts that beginning with the pre-Tiananmen Square incident of 1989, American popular and institutional images of China focused on the reformist nature of the government, but following the military crackdown in June 1989, this optimism dwindled and resulted in the creation of an ambivalent cross-cultural atmosphere toward the Chinese for the next half decade. When Chinese leaders decided to undertake military exercises in the Taiwan Strait in mid-1995, America's perception of the PRC swung ...

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Overview

Tainted Perceptions asserts that beginning with the pre-Tiananmen Square incident of 1989, American popular and institutional images of China focused on the reformist nature of the government, but following the military crackdown in June 1989, this optimism dwindled and resulted in the creation of an ambivalent cross-cultural atmosphere toward the Chinese for the next half decade. When Chinese leaders decided to undertake military exercises in the Taiwan Strait in mid-1995, America's perception of the PRC swung even further in a distinctly negative direction; an event that marked the outset of a three year period during which Chinese military modernization and economic expansion were viewed as a direct threat to the international political hegemony of the United States.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780761820772
  • Publisher: The Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group Inc
  • Publication date: 8/28/2001
  • Edition description: ANN
  • Pages: 102
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 5.50 (h) x 0.24 (d)

Meet the Author

Thomas Laszlo Dorogi is a part-time History Instructor at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction, Methodology, and the Nature of Images Chapter 2 Liberal-Democracy and American Socio-Philosophical Ideals Chapter 3 American Foreign Policy and Popular Images: The Case of Tiananmen Square Chapter 4 Images in the Aftermath of Tiananmen: The Era of Uncertainty Chapter 5 Tainted Images: Adversarial China? Chapter 6 Conclusion, and the Creation of Historical Fiction Chapter 7 Bibliography Chapter 8 Index

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 11, 2002

    Informative, intelligent, a great read

    This book examines the perceptions and misconceptions American has about the world's most populous nation. The examination is thoughtful, intelligent, and inspiring. A must read for political scientists, historians, and anyone else interested in cross-cultural perceptions.

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