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The China mirage : the hidden history of American disaster in Asia
The China mirage : the hidden history of American disaster in Asia
Bradley, James2015
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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 US-Chinese relations to this day.
Imprint:
New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2015.
Collation:
417 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 377-403) and index.
Contents:
1. Old China, new China -- 2. Win the leaders; win China -- 3. The Japanese Monroe doctrine for Asia -- 4. The noble Chinese peasant -- 5. The China lobby -- 6. The first wise man's new China -- 7. Washington warriors -- 8. Secret Executive air war in Asia -- 9. A war over oil -- 10. Asleep at the wheel -- 11.The mandate of heaven -- 12. Who lost China? -- 13. The China mirage.
ISBN:
9780316336178
Dewey class:
951
Language:
English
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