Download e-book for iPad: America views China: American images of China then and now by Jonathan Goldstein, Jerry Israel, Hilary Conroy

By Jonathan Goldstein, Jerry Israel, Hilary Conroy

ISBN-10: 0934223130

ISBN-13: 9780934223133

This paintings analyzes a number of photos of China together with media similar to released and unpublished travelogues, newspaper money owed, artifacts, photos, professional diplomatic studies in addition to perceptions via paintings, trade, and missionaries. Illustrated.

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Downs relates how, taking their "civil religion" with them, American merchants braved "a time in exile" in China as they represented their companies and sought quick fortunesall the while trying not to sacrifice their integrity, an apparently difficult feat in China. It became even more difficult as the drug trade grew. " Concluding the first section, Murray Rubinstein studies the other early Americans in China, the missionaries, who first arrived in 1830. His focus is how they helped shape American opinion.

Quite a bit, which is why we direct readers to the substantial list of suggested readings. One very recent publication deserves mention here; and then two additional observations in closing, lest our last section, "Images of Contemporary China," leave too much the impression that America knows best. -China Relations" and is the product of a 1988 Woodrow Wilson Center symposium involving Michael Hunt, David Shambaugh, Warren Cohen, and Akira Iriye. 24 Its conclusion is quite similar to this volume'sthat images have been ambivalentbut the symposium extends this to Chinese images of the United States.

Occasional Paper No. 32, 21. 26. Akira Iriye, "Images and Diplomacy in Sino-American Relations," Occasional Paper No. 32, 39. 27. , Confucius: The Great Digest, The Unwobbling Pivot and the Analects (New York: New Directions, 1969). 28. Thomas A. Metzger, Escape from Predicament: Neo-Confucianism and China's Evolving Political Culture (New York: Columbia University Press, 1977). See also the discussions in Journal of Asian Studies 39, no. 2 (1980). 29. Roy Hofheinz and Kent Calder, The Eastasia Edge (New York: Harper and Row, 1972).

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