America Views China: American Images of China Then and Now

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Jonathan Goldstein, Jerry Israel, Hilary Conroy
Lehigh University Press, 1991 - 310 pàgines
U.S. historians present 16 essays on the American view of the Chinese from the 18th century to the present. Among the perspectives are art, commerce, missionary activity, diplomacy, popular culture, and a comparison with images of Japan. Includes a general bibliography. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
 

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More than a dozen contributors provide selective accounts of American images of China from the 1700s through the 1980s. Initially the merchants idealized China through her arts, and then the ... Llegeix la ressenya completa

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Introduction
11
The Image Is Formed
29
Asian Art and International Relations
31
Cantonese Artifacts Chinoiserie and Early American Idealization of China
43
The Commercial Origins of American Attitudes toward China 17841844
56
Formation of American Opinion toward China 18301860
67
The Image Grows
85
The Evolution of a Policy
87
The Personal Experience of a Chinaborn Sinologist
171
Some Thoughts and Impressions after a 1979 Trip
183
Firsthand Impressions of China 1979
193
The View from Maos Tomb
210
How Can We Evaluate the Economic Performance of the Peoples Republic of China?
220
Taiwan as a Systemic Model
228
New Trends in the Study of China
244
American Images of Japan and China
273

The Unwelcome but Inevitable Awakening
114
The Importance of Being Charlie Chan
132
Carl Crow Edgar Snow and Shifting American Journalistic Perceptions of China
148
Images of Contemporary China
169
Suggested Readings
288
Contributors
298
Index
303
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