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The China Mirage: The Hidden History of American Disaster in Asia

Author: Bradley, James

Publisher: Back Bay Books

Format:Paperback

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The China Mirage: The Hidden History of American Disaster in Asia : James Bradley introduces us to the prominent Americans--including FDR's grandfather, Warren Delano--who in the 1800s made their fortunes in the China opium trade. Meanwhile, American missionaries sought a myth: noble Chinese peasants eager to Westernize.

The media propagated this mirage, and FDR believed that supporting Chiang Kai-shek would make China America's best friend in Asia. But Chiang was on his way out and when Mao Zedong instead came to power, Americans were shocked, wondering how we had "lost China."

From the 1850s to the origins of the Vietnam War, Bradley reveals how American misconceptions about China have distorted our policies and led to the avoidable deaths of millions. The China Mirage dynamically explores the troubled history that still defines U.S.-Chinese relations today. NOTE: This is a Scratch and Dent book and may have noticeable dents, scratches and various other cosmetic issues as well as torn or missing dust jacket. These items are only guaranteed to be structurally complete and readable and therefore are sold as is.


Category   Subject
History & Geography   Asia
History & Geography   Modern

ISBN 13:9780316196680
ISBN 10:0316196681
Format:Paperback
Language:English
Pages:417
Size:8.25" l x 5.50" w x 1.25" h
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