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The Resource China 1945 : Mao's revolution and America's fateful choice, Richard Bernstein

China 1945 : Mao's revolution and America's fateful choice, Richard Bernstein

Label
China 1945 : Mao's revolution and America's fateful choice
Title
China 1945
Title remainder
Mao's revolution and America's fateful choice
Statement of responsibility
Richard Bernstein
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Examines the first episode in which American power and good intentions came face-to-face with a powerful Asian revolutionary movement, and challenges familiar assumptions about the origins of modern Sino-American relations. As 1945 opened, America was on surprisingly congenial terms with China's Communist rebels--their soldiers treated their American counterparts as heroes, rescuing airmen shot down over enemy territory. Chinese leaders talked of a future in which American money and technology would help lift China out of poverty. Mao Zedong himself held friendly meetings with U.S. emissaries, vowing to them his intention of establishing an American-style democracy in China. By year's end, however, cordiality had been replaced by chilly hostility and distrust. Chinese Communist soldiers were setting ambushes for American marines in north China; Communist newspapers were portraying the United States as an implacable imperialist enemy; civil war in China was erupting. The pattern was set for a quarter century of almost total Sino-American mistrust, with the devastating wars in Korea and Vietnam among the consequences. Richard Bernstein here tells the incredible story of that year's sea change, brilliantly analyzing its many components, from ferocious infighting among U.S. diplomats, military leaders, and opinion makers to the complex relations between Mao and his patron, Stalin.--From publisher description
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1944-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bernstein, Richard
Dewey number
327.7305109/044
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
E183.8.C5
LC item number
B439 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • United States
  • China
  • China
  • Taiwan
  • Mao, Zedong
  • Chiang, Kai-shek
  • Chiang, Kai-shek
  • Mao, Zedong
  • Diplomatic relations
  • China
  • Taiwan
  • United States
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / General
Label
China 1945 : Mao's revolution and America's fateful choice, Richard Bernstein
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 427-432) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I. Innocents in China -- A rare victory -- The generalissimo and the Americans -- The devastated country -- Mao, Zhou, and the Americans -- The dark side -- Part II. Seeds of animosity -- The wrong man -- The rage of the envoy -- A moral compromise -- Hiding the knife -- The war over China policy -- Mao the god, service the spy -- Part III. Victory and failure -- Hearts and minds -- Everything Stalin wanted -- Facts on the ground -- What to do? -- Marshall comes close -- From hope to antagonism -- Epilogue: the tragedy of the Chinese Revolution
Control code
ocn878667287
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 445 pages
Isbn
9780307595881
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2014003598
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o878667287
  • (OCoLC)878667287
Label
China 1945 : Mao's revolution and America's fateful choice, Richard Bernstein
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 427-432) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I. Innocents in China -- A rare victory -- The generalissimo and the Americans -- The devastated country -- Mao, Zhou, and the Americans -- The dark side -- Part II. Seeds of animosity -- The wrong man -- The rage of the envoy -- A moral compromise -- Hiding the knife -- The war over China policy -- Mao the god, service the spy -- Part III. Victory and failure -- Hearts and minds -- Everything Stalin wanted -- Facts on the ground -- What to do? -- Marshall comes close -- From hope to antagonism -- Epilogue: the tragedy of the Chinese Revolution
Control code
ocn878667287
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 445 pages
Isbn
9780307595881
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2014003598
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o878667287
  • (OCoLC)878667287

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