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Fateful ties : a history of America's preoccupation with China, Gordon H. Chang

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Fateful ties : a history of America's preoccupation with China
Title
Fateful ties
Title remainder
a history of America's preoccupation with China
Statement of responsibility
Gordon H. Chang
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Americans look to China with fascination and fear, unsure whether the rising Asian power is friend or foe but certain it will play a crucial role in America's future. This is nothing new, Gordon Chang says. For centuries, Americans have been convinced of China's importance to their own national destiny. Fateful Ties draws on literature, art, biography, popular culture, and politics to trace America's long and varied preoccupation with China. China has held a special place in the American imagination from colonial times, when Jamestown settlers pursued a passage to the Pacific and Asia. In the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, Americans plied a profitable trade in Chinese wares, sought Chinese laborers to build the West, and prized China's art and decor. China was revered for its ancient culture but also drew Christian missionaries intent on saving souls in a heathen land. Its vast markets beckoned expansionists, even as its migrants were seen as a 'yellow peril' that prompted the earliest immigration restrictions. A staunch ally during World War II, China was a dangerous adversary in the Cold War that followed. In the post-Mao era, Americans again embraced China as a land of inexhaustible opportunity, playing a central role in its economic rise. Through portraits of entrepreneurs, missionaries, academics, artists, diplomats, and activists, Chang demonstrates how ideas about China have long been embedded in America's conception of itself and its own fate. Fateful Ties provides valuable perspective on this complex international and intercultural relationship as America navigates an uncertain new era"--Provided by publisher
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Chang, Gordon H
Dewey number
327.73051
Index
index present
LC call number
E183.8.C5
LC item number
C417 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Moses, China
  • United States
  • China
  • China
  • Public opinion
  • International relations
  • Public opinion
  • Public opinion, American
  • China
  • United States
  • Außenbeziehungen
  • Chinabild
  • Öffentliche Meinung
  • China
  • USA
  • Chine
  • Etats-Unis
Label
Fateful ties : a history of America's preoccupation with China, Gordon H. Chang
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Ties of opportunity -- Physical and spiritual connections -- Grand politics and high culture -- Revolutions and war -- Allies and enemies -- Transformations -- Old/new visions -- Afterword
Control code
ocn893709459
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
314 pages
Isbn
9780674050396
Lccn
2014039369
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780674050396
  • (OCoLC)893709459
Label
Fateful ties : a history of America's preoccupation with China, Gordon H. Chang
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Ties of opportunity -- Physical and spiritual connections -- Grand politics and high culture -- Revolutions and war -- Allies and enemies -- Transformations -- Old/new visions -- Afterword
Control code
ocn893709459
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
314 pages
Isbn
9780674050396
Lccn
2014039369
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780674050396
  • (OCoLC)893709459

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