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Title Chinese and Americans : a shared history / Xu Guoqi.
Imprint Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard University Press, 2014.


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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 332 pages) : illustrations
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references (303-316 pages) and index.
Note Available only to authorized UTEP users.
In English.
Print version record.
Subject United States -- Relations -- China.
China -- Relations -- United States.
Americans -- China -- History.
Chinese -- United States -- History.
United States.
Genre Electronic books.
Contents Introduction : the surprising shared history of Chinese and Americans -- Anson Burlingame : China's first messenger to the world -- The Chinese education mission : Chinese schoolboys in nineteenth-century America -- Ge Kunhua : America's first Chinese language teacher -- Frank Goodnow : an American adviser in China -- John Dewey : a Yankee Confucius and cultural ambassador -- Shared diplomatic journey through sports.
Summary "Xu begins with the story of Anson Burlingame, Abraham Lincoln's ambassador to China, and the 120 Chinese students he played a crucial role in bringing to America, inaugurating a program of Chinese international study that continues today. Such educational crosscurrents moved both ways, as is evident in Xu's profile of the remarkable Ge Kunhua, the Chinese poet who helped spearhead Chinese language teaching in Boston in the 1870s. Xu examines the contributions of two American scholars to Chinese political and educational reform in the twentieth century: the law professor Frank Goodnow, who took part in making the Yuan Shikai government's constitution; and the philosopher John Dewey, who helped promote Chinese modernization as a visiting scholar at Peking University and elsewhere. Xu also shows that it was Americans who first introduced to China the modern Olympic movement, and that China has used sports ever since to showcase its rise as a global power. These surprising shared traditions between two nations, Xu argues, provide the best roadmap for the future of Sino-American relations."--Publisher's description.
Other Title Print version: Xu, Guoqi, 1962- Chinese and Americans. Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard University Press, 2014 9780674052536