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

Label
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
Author
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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Chang, Gordon H
Dewey number
327.73051
Index
index present
LC call number
E183.8.C5
LC item number
C417 2015eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • China
  • China
  • Public opinion
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • HISTORY
  • International relations
  • Public opinion
  • Public opinion, American
  • China
  • United States
Label
Fateful ties : a history of America's preoccupation with China, Gordon H. Chang
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Publication
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
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
908146077
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (314 pages)
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780674426115
Lccn
2014039369
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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22573/ctt1c7smgk
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)908146077
Label
Fateful ties : a history of America's preoccupation with China, Gordon H. Chang
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
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
908146077
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (314 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780674426115
Lccn
2014039369
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt1c7smgk
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)908146077

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