In each of his books, James Bradley has exposed the hidden truths behind America's engagement in Asia. Now comes his most engrossing work yet. Beginning in the 1850s, Bradley introduces us to the prominent Americans who made their fortunes in the China opium trade. As they -good Christians all -profitably addicted millions, American missionaries arrived, promising salvation for those who adopted Western ways.
And that was just the beginning.
From drug dealer Warren Delano to his grandson Franklin Delano Roosevelt, from the port of Hong Kong to the towers of Princeton University, from the era of Appomattox to the age of the A-Bomb, The China Mirage explores a difficult century that defines U.S.-Chinese relations to this day.
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Table of Contents
1 Old China, New China 13
2 Win the Leaders; Win China 37
3 The Japanese Monroe Doctrine for Asia 51
4 The Noble Chinese Peasant 85
5 The China Lobby 133
6 The First Wise Man's New China 169
7 Washington Warriors 195
8 Secret Executive Air War in Asia 221
9 A War Over Oil 245
10 Asleep at the Wheel 275
11 The Mandate of Heaven 297
12 Who Lost China? 329
13 The China Mirage 363
Copyright Acknowledgments 373