Congress and the U.S.-China Relationship 1949-1979 by Guangqiu Xu

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By Guangqiu Xu

Guangqiu Xu, a local of China fluent in either Mandarin and Cantonese, has written an exhaustive learn of United States-China relatives through the chilly warfare, with a different concentrate on the function of the U.S. Congress in influencing Sino-American coverage. dependent upon large archival study in chinese language and American assets, Professor Xu's e-book is complete and unique. it's a precise account of the interactions among Congress and the White condominium because the usa solid its regulations concerning the world's such a lot populous kingdom. overlaying the interval from the institution of the People's Republic of China in 1949 to the USA' reputation of the PRC in 1979, this examine indicates how Congress grew to become a key think about the formula and behavior of China coverage. No different publication examines so totally the legislative-executive struggles and compromises in this thirty-year interval, from the postwar maneuverings of Truman to Nixon's remarkable stopover at to Beijing. in particular very important is Professor Xu's use of chinese language resource fabric to debate China's response and reaction to American coverage judgements. Congress and the U.S.-China courting, 1949-1979 examines a well-recognized tale from a clean viewpoint, placing right into a new context the forces at play in deciding upon how the USA and China replied to one another in the course of the chilliest years of the chilly warfare. together with his emphasis on Congress, Professor Xu has spread out the historical past of the interval to an research of ways legislative strength, direct and oblique, can impact overseas coverage and alter the process global events.

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