9781429944120

The Beautiful Country and the Middle Kingdom

$40.00

9780805092509

America and China, 1776 to the Present
A remarkable history of the two-centuries-old relationship between the United States and China, from the Revolutionary War to the present day. From the clipper ships that ventured to Canton hauling cargos of American ginseng to swap Chinese tea, to the US warships facing off against China’s growing navy in the South China Sea, from the Yankee missionaries who brought Christianity and education to China, to the Chinese who built the American West, the United States and China have always been dramatically intertwined. For more than two centuries, American and Chinese statesmen, merchants, missionaries, and adventurers, men and women, have profoundly influenced the fate of these nations. While we tend to think of America’s ties with China as starting in 1972 with the visit of President Richard Nixon to China, the patterns—rapturous enchantment followed by angry disillusionment—were set in motion hundreds of years earlier. Author: John Pomfret (Henry Holt & Co. November 29, 2016, HC, 2 x 8 page inserts)

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