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China Watch

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$65.00 • £54.95 • €60.00

ISBN 9780674368422

Publication Date: 01/01/1987

219 pages


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  • Introduction: The Growth of Chinese History in American Minds
  • Part One: New Views of Imperialism
    • The Motive Power of Opium
    • Missionary and Cowboy Attitudes: America’s “Special Relationship” with China
    • Missionary Journalism in China
    • Missionary History as Fiction
    • Sinology Gone Astray: A Peking Confidence Man
    • Two Faces of Japanese Imperialism in China
    • Joe Stilwell, All-American, and His Mission to China
    • Douglas MacArthur and American Militarism
  • Part Two: Penetrating Mao’s China
    • First Impressions, 1971–1972
    • Mao’s Labor Camps
    • The Grip of History on China’s Leadership
    • The Search for Chinese Individualism
    • Chiang Ch’ing: A First Approximation
    • The Succession Crisis of 1976 and the End of the Mao–Chou Era
  • Part Three: The Road to Normalization
    • Reappraisal of Chinese Aggressiveness: The 1962 Border War with India
    • Mao’s Shift Outward and Nixon’s First Trip to Peking
    • Solving Our “One China” Problem
  • Part Four: The Cultural Revolution
    • Origins of the Cultural Revolution
    • Revolution and Reform in a Shansi Village
    • How to Be a Red Guard
    • Mao’s Struggle for a New Educational System
    • Growing Up during the Cultural Revolution
  • Part Five: Fallout: America’s Disillusioned Optimism
    • Uncovering the Evils of the Cultural Revolution
    • The Now-It-Can-Be-Told Reports of Journalists
    • We Still Confront Two Chinas
    • Parallels and Problems
  • Afterword
  • Index

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