The United States and China: Into the Twenty-First Century

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From the Opium Wars of the 1840s, to the Red Scare of the 1940s, through the Tiananmen "massacre" of 1989, and the Wen Ho Lee "espionage case" of 2000, Chinese-American relations have swung like a pendulum throughout the years. I The United States and China: Into the Twenty-First Century--now in its third edition and thoroughly revised and updated--looks at over a century of Chinese-American turmoil from a dual perspective, examining how two dramatically different cultures interacted and collided. Based on ...
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From the Opium Wars of the 1840s, to the Red Scare of the 1940s, through the Tiananmen "massacre" of 1989, and the Wen Ho Lee "espionage case" of 2000, Chinese-American relations have swung like a pendulum throughout the years. I The United States and China: Into the Twenty-First Century--now in its third edition and thoroughly revised and updated--looks at over a century of Chinese-American turmoil from a dual perspective, examining how two dramatically different cultures interacted and collided. Based on research by the author as well as by scholars in both countries, it examines the periodic cooperation and hostility between both governments and people in the United States and China. The book places special emphasis on understanding China's unique role in the Cold War and its centrality to the American obsession with the Vietnam War. It explains the interactions between domestic policies in China and the United States and their international behavior. The discussion of the post-World War II period, which constitutes a major portion of this textbook, has been completely revised to incorporate a vast new body of primary materials and research monographs written by Chinese and American scholars since 1990. Two entirely new chapters analyze Chinese-American relations during the Reagan, Bush, and Clinton administrations and examine the paradox of how, despite increasingly close social, political, and economic cooperation, fear of China has again become part of the American political debate.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780195137583
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 1/10/2002
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 5.70 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
1 The Gate of Heavenly Peace 1
2 Asia in Disorder, 1890s-1936 26
3 From the Marco Polo Bridge to Pearl Harbor 49
4 The Chinese-American Alliance 67
5 Americans Encounter the Chinese Revolution, 1942-1945 87
6 "Who Lost China?" The United States and the Chinese Revolution, from the Marshall Mission to the Creation of the People's Republic 105
7 Red Scare and Yellow Peril: The Korean War 121
8 From Old Frontiers to New Frontiers: Chinese-American Conflict during the Eisenhower, Kennedy, and Johnson Administrations, 1953-1969 140
9 "Only Nixon Could Go to China": Sino-American Detente, 1969-1974 164
10 "Tacit Allies" to Tiananmen: China and Presidents Ford, Carter, Reagan, and Bush, 1974-1992 185
11 Into the Twenty-First Century 209
Index 231
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