The United States and China: A History from the Eighteenth Century to the Present

The United States and China: A History from the Eighteenth Century to the Present

by Dong Wang

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780742557826
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 02/16/2013
Series: Asia/Pacific/Perspectives Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 390
Sales rank: 994,843
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Dong Wang is professor of contemporary Chinese history and director of the Centre for East Asian Studies at the University of Turku in Finland.

Table of Contents

Part I: The Pacific Frontier and Qing China, 1784–1911
Chapter 1: Yankee Merchants and the China Trade
Chapter 2: Opium Wars and the Open Door
Chapter 3: Chinese Immigration: Roots in the United States?
Chapter 4: American Protestantism: Roots in China?
Part II: The United States and China in the Era of World Wars and Revolutions, 1912–1970
Chapter 5: Revolutions, Nationalism, and Internationalization
Chapter 6: The Pacific War and Red China
Chapter 7: Facing East and West: Agents of Encounter
Chapter 8: Deterrence and Negotiation: American-Chinese Relations during the Cold War
Part III: Rapprochement, the Default Superpower, and China Resurgent, 1970–Present
Chapter 9: Renewing the Bilateral Relationship, 1970–1989
Chapter 10: The China Market and the Allure of the United States
Chapter 11: Clashes and Cooperation
Chapter 12: China’s Catch-Up: A Game-Changer for America?

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Rana Mitter

The relationship between the United States and China may be the single most important bilateral relationship in the modern world. Dong Wang's book is an extremely valuable guide to that relationship, combining history and international relations to give a powerful account of how the two countries first encountered each other, and why their interaction matters so much in the present day.

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