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The beautiful country and the Middle Kingdom: America and China, 1776 to the Present

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"A narrative account of the relationship between the U.S. and China from the Revolutionary War to the present day. Our relationship with China remains one of the most complex and rapidly evolving, and is perhaps one of the most important to our nation's future. Here, John Pomfret, the author of the bestselling Chinese Lessons, takes us deep into these two countries' shared history, and illuminates in vibrant, stunning detail every major event, relationship, and ongoing development that has affected diplomacy between these two booming, influential nations. We meet early American missionaries and chart their influence in China, and follow a group of young Chinese students who enroll in American universities, eager to soak up Western traditions. We witness firsthand major and devastating events like the Boxer Rebellion, and the rise of Mao. We examine both nations' involvement in world events, such as World War I and II. Pomfret takes the myriad historical milestones of two of the world's most powerful nations and turns them into one fluid, fascinating story, leaving us with a nuanced understanding of where these two nations stand in relation to one another, and the rest of the world"--
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China -- Foreign relations -- United States
United States -- Foreign relations -- China
title_displayThe beautiful country and the Middle Kingdom : America and China, 1776 to the present
title_fullThe Beautiful Country and the Middle Kingdom : America and China, 1776 to the Present [electronic resource] / John Pomfret
The Beautiful Country and the Middle Kingdom America and China, 1776 to the Present
The beautiful country and the Middle Kingdom : America and China, 1776 to the present / John Pomfret
The beautiful country and the Middle Kingdom [sound recording] : America and China, 1776 to the present / John Pomfret
title_shortThe beautiful country and the Middle Kingdom
title_subAmerica and China, 1776 to the Present
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History
Nonfiction
Politics