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Author Jespersen, T. Christopher, 1961-, author
Title American images of China, 1931-1949 / T. Christopher Jespersen
Imprint Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, 1996
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 Modern History Library  951.04 J58    AVAILABLE    30550100237153
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Descript xx, 254 pages, 14 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
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Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 235-247) and index
Prologue: Missionaries and the Creation of American Perceptions of China, 1890-1931 -- 1. Henry Luce and the Rise of Time Inc. -- 2. Time Inc. and Its Stake in China -- 3. United China Relief and the Creation of American Images of China -- 4. Crusading Together: The Glorious War Years -- 5. Madame Chiang and the Personality of Sino-American Relations -- 6. The Underside of Sino-American Relations During World War II -- 7. The Dawning of the American Century -- 8. The Collapse of the American Century -- 9. Coming to Terms with the Emotional Attachment to China
This book shows how the notion of the Chinese as aspiring Americans helped shape American opinion and policies toward Asia for almost twenty years. This notion derived less from the reality of Chinese historical or cultural similarities than from a projection of American values and culture; in the American view, fueled by various political, economic, and religious interests, China was less a geographical entity than a symbol of American hopes and fears. One of the more important consequences was the idealization of China and the demonization of Japan
Subject Luce, Henry R., 1898-1967
China -- Foreign public opinion, American -- History -- 20th century
Public opinion -- United States -- History -- 20th century
China Foreign public opinion, American History 20th century
Geschichte 1931-1949
Public opinion United States History 20th century
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