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Title The United States and China since World War II : a brief history / Chi Wang.
Imprint London : Routledge, 2015


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Description 1 online resource
Note "An East Gate book."
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note Available only to authorized UTEP users.
Subject United States -- Foreign relations -- China.
China -- Foreign relations -- United States.
United States.
Contents Historical Background -- The United States and China During World War II -- The Chinese Civil War -- The United States and China in Conflict -- China Policy During the Cold War -- A Dialogue Reestablished -- Nixon and Mao -- Deng Xiaoping and U.S.-China Relations -- U.S.-China Relations Flourish Under Reagan -- George H.W. Bush Responds to Tiananmen -- Bill Clinton and Jiang Zemin -- George W. Bush and Hu Jintao -- Sino-U.S. Relations and China's Olympic Year -- The Obama Administration and China -- Conclusion.
Summary "This book surveys the complicated history of U.S.-Chinese relations. After two brief chapters providing historical context, the focus shifts to the mid-twentieth century, the wartime alliance, the war's bitter aftermath, and the decades since World War II, including the path from normalization to China's hosting of the 2008 Summer Olympics. The author traces the ways in which the two countries have managed the blend of common and competitive interests in their economic and strategic relationships; the shifting political base for Sino-American relations within each country; the emergence and dissolution of rival political coalitions supporting and opposing the relationship; the evolution of each society's perceptions of the other; and ongoing differences regarding controversial topics like Taiwan and human rights. The author's early years in China, American education, and career as a China expert and an advisor on U.S.-China relations and cultural affairs for over fifty years, have afforded him unique opportunities to observe and participate in the development of this important relationship."--Publisher's website.
Other Title Print version: Wang, Xiaohu (Shawn). United States and China Since World War II: A Brief History. Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, ©2014 9780765629890