ChinaBoys

China Boys

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How U.S. Relations with the PRC Began and Grew. A Personal Memoir

China Boys offers a close-up, worm’s-eye view of the U.S. opening to China and the pioneer days in U.S.-China relations that followed. Diplomat Nicholas Platt describes preparations for the historic Nixon visit to China in 1972 and the interplay within the U.S. delegation during the visit itself. He recounts setting up America’s first resident diplomatic office in the PRC, headed by David Bruce, and first encounters between Americans and Chinese, including Olympic athletes, orchestra maestros, Members of Congress, airplane manufacturers, bankers, scientists, and inner-city youths. He further reveals the forging of the first links between the Pentagon and the People’s Liberation Army following the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan and shows how all these diverse practical ties later evolved into today’s huge and crucial relationship. He also examines the role played by nongovernmental organizations like the Asia Society in building U.S.-China relations. Author: Nicholas Platt (New Academia Pub/VELLUM Bks, 2010, Pbk, 372 pp, 23 illustrations)

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