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The Resource The China mirage : the hidden history of American disaster in Asia, James Bradley

The China mirage : the hidden history of American disaster in Asia, James Bradley

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The China mirage : the hidden history of American disaster in Asia
Title
The China mirage
Title remainder
the hidden history of American disaster in Asia
Statement of responsibility
James Bradley
Title variation
Hidden history of American disaster in Asia
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
James Bradley introduces us to the prominent Americans--including FDR's grandfather, Warren Delano--who in the 1800s made their fortunes in the China opium trade. Meanwhile, American missionaries sought a myth: noble Chinese peasants eager to Westernise. The media propagated this mirage, and FDR believed that supporting Chiang Kai-shek would make China America's best friend in Asia. But Chiang was on his way out and when Mao Zedong instead came to power, Americans were shocked, wondering how we had "lost China." From the 1850s to the origins of the Vietnam War, Bradley reveals how American misconceptions about China have distorted our policies and led to the avoidable deaths of millions
Summary
An account of U.S.-China relations from the 19th century through post-World War II reveals lesser-known facts about America's role in Asia, including the historical influence of prominent Americans who made fortunes in China's opium trade
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10376606
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NjBwBT
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1954-
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Bradley, James
Dewey number
327.73
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Public opinion
  • Common fallacies
  • United States
  • China
  • United States
  • United States
  • China
Target audience
adult
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the hidden history of American disaster in Asia
Label
The China mirage : the hidden history of American disaster in Asia, James Bradley
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Copyright
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First published: 2015
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 377-403) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
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rdacarrier
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  • text
  • still image
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  • txt
  • sti
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  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000057876045
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
First Back Bay paperback edition.
Extent
417 pages
Isbn
9780316196680
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
bl2016017260
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)953438897
Label
The China mirage : the hidden history of American disaster in Asia, James Bradley
Publication
Copyright
Note
First published: 2015
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 377-403) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000057876045
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
First Back Bay paperback edition.
Extent
417 pages
Isbn
9780316196680
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
bl2016017260
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)953438897

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