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Communist China and Asia: A Challenge to American Policy

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The emergence of Communist China as a major and dynamic power on the Asian mainland poses many challenges: ideological, political, economic, and military. In Communist China and Asia, A. Doak Barnett first identifies the salient features of this Communist regime: its totalitarian organization, its rapid economic development, its expansionist strategy and tactics, and its ...more
Paperback, First Vintage Edition, 575 pages
Published January 1961 by Vintage Books
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Joseph
Feb 06, 2014 Joseph rated it really liked it
Shelves: politics, history
When this book was commissioned by the Council on Foreign Relations, it was a ground breaking look at the rise of Red China, as it was then known, and what the best way might be to deal with it. Today, it serves as a fascinating look at the American psyche toward Communism in Asia in the late 1950's.

At the time, the United States did not recognize the People's Republic of China, only the Republic of China, which we now know as Taiwan. Mr. Barnett argues, quite convincingly, that this was a fooli
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