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America's Response to China: A History of Sino-American Relations

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This text, now in it's fourth edition, analyzes the concerns and conceptions that have shaped US-China policy - as well as their important consequences on the eve of the 21st century.
Paperback, Fourth Edition, 270 pages
Published February 3rd 2000 by Columbia University Press (first published October 6th 1971)
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Dec 11, 2012 Hotavio rated it liked it
Recommended to Hotavio by: class reading History of US foreign relations
With American debt and the trade discrepancies to China, China has never been more important to the United States than it has now. Relations with China have taken on numerous guises as China has gone from its dynastic past to the socialized “capitalist” nation it is now. Warren I. Cohen of the University of Maryland recalls the curious relations between the United States and China from their 1844 Treaty of Wang-hsia to the election of US President Barack Obama in 2008 in his America’s Response t ...more
Dec 12, 2011 Ensiform rated it liked it
Shelves: non-fiction, china
Skipping over the 1800s as more Europe’s time with China, Cohen details the ups and downs of 20th century Sino-American relations. His thesis is basically that America tried to become the mediator between the “real” imperialist powers and China, but because of American arrogance in assuming this special role, taking for granted that China would see the difference between the USA and Europe, America ironically ended up alienating China. Relations also failed in large part because China was simply ...more
Apr 23, 2014 Michael rated it liked it
An insightful account of American foreign policy in regards to China up until around 2009. Much of the book can feel a bit anticlimactic as a repetitive point is that China simply wasn't very important to American foreign policy for quite some time. However, with the mainland's growing importance in an increasingly interconnected world and the weakened United States, the spheres of influence is changing.
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Dec 17, 2014 Camden Goetz rated it it was ok
Some important history inside, but have to dig through racist, unimportant, or just boring garbage to get to it. There are much better books to look to.
Sep 11, 2014 Kirstin rated it really liked it
Comprehensive and well-written. Fascinating topic.
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