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作者 Chang, Gordon H
書名 Fateful ties : a history of America's preoccupation with China / Gordon H. Chang
出版項 Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard University Press, 2015
國際標準書號 9780674050396 (alkaline paper)
0674050398 (alkaline paper)
book jacket
館藏地 索書號 處理狀態 OPAC 訊息 條碼
 傅斯年圖書館西文圖書區  E183.8.C5 C456 2015    在架上    30530001195999
 歐美所圖書館  327.73051 C36231 2015    在架上  -  30500101510629
 近史所郭廷以圖書館  327.73051 C456    在架上    30550100582004
說明 314 pages ; 25 cm
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附註 "Americans look to China with fascination and fear, unsure whether the rising Asian power is friend or foe but certain it will play a crucial role in America's future. This is nothing new, Gordon Chang says. For centuries, Americans have been convinced of China's importance to their own national destiny. Fateful Ties draws on literature, art, biography, popular culture, and politics to trace America's long and varied preoccupation with China. China has held a special place in the American imagination from colonial times, when Jamestown settlers pursued a passage to the Pacific and Asia. In the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, Americans plied a profitable trade in Chinese wares, sought Chinese laborers to build the West, and prized China's art and decor. China was revered for its ancient culture but also drew Christian missionaries intent on saving souls in a heathen land. Its vast markets beckoned expansionists, even as its migrants were seen as a 'yellow peril' that prompted the earliest immigration restrictions. A staunch ally during World War II, China was a dangerous adversary in the Cold War that followed. In the post-Mao era, Americans again embraced China as a land of inexhaustible opportunity, playing a central role in its economic rise. Through portraits of entrepreneurs, missionaries, academics, artists, diplomats, and activists, Chang demonstrates how ideas about China have long been embedded in America's conception of itself and its own fate. Fateful Ties provides valuable perspective on this complex international and intercultural relationship as America navigates an uncertain new era"--Provided by publisher
Includes bibliographical references and index
Ties of opportunity -- Physical and spiritual connections -- Grand politics and high culture -- Revolutions and war -- Allies and enemies -- Transformations -- Old/new visions
主題 United States -- Relations -- China
China -- Relations -- United States
China -- Foreign public opinion, American
Public opinion -- United States -- History
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