China and the United States: A New Cold War History (Google eBook)

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University Press of America, 1998 - History - 348 pages
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This essay collection presents a new examination and fresh insight into Sino-American relations from the end of World War II to the 1960s. The compilation breaks new ground by exploring some of the untouched Chinese and Soviet Communist sources to document the major events and crises in East Asia. It also identifies a new pattern of confrontations between China and America during the Cold War. Based on extensive multi-archival research utilizing recently-released records, the authors move the study away from the usual Soviet-American rivalry and instead focus on the relatively unknown area of communists' interactions and conflicts in order to answer questions such as why Beijing sent troops to Korea, what role China played in the Vietnam War, and why Mao caused crises in the Taiwan Straits. The articles in the book examine Chinese perceptions and positions, and discuss the nature and goals of China's foreign policy and its impact on Sino-American relations during this crucial period.
  

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Contents

Introduction Reevaluating SinoAmerican Relations in the Cold War
1
China Sends Troops to Korea Beijings PolicyMaking Process
13
Making of Maos Cold War The Taiwan Straits Crises Revised
49
John Foster Dulles and the 1958 Taiwan Strait Crisis
73
Reassessing Chinas Role in the Vietnam War Some Mysteries Explored
97
Visions of Free Trade and USChina Commercial Treaty Negotiations 194546
119
The Visible Hand Washingtons Role in USTaiwan Cultural Relations in the Cold War
153
US Marines in Qingdao Society Culture and Chinas Civil War 19451949
181
Patrick J Hurleys Mission to China 19441945
207
United States Air Aid to China in the 1940s
261
Maos America Strategy and the Korean War
287
SACO AND USCHINA RELATIONS DURING WW II
327
About the Contributors
347
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Xiaobing Li is Assistant Professor of History and Associate Director of the Western Pacific Institute at the University of Central Oklahoma in Edmond, Oklahoma. Hongshan Li is a member of the History Department at Kent State University in New Philadelphia, Ohio.

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