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- DescriptionBradley is sharp and rueful, and a voice for a more seasoned, constructive vision of our international relations with East Asia. -- Christian Science Monitor James Bradley introduces us to the prominent Americans--including FDR's grandfather, Warren Dela--who in the 1800s made their fortunes in the China opium trade. Meanwhile, American missionaries sought a myth: ble Chinese peasants eager to Westernize. The media propagated this mirage, and FDR believed that supporting Chiang Kai-shek would make China America's best friend in Asia. But Chiang was on his way out and when Mao Zedong instead came to power, Americans were shocked, wondering how we had lost China. From the 1850s to the origins of the Vietnam War, Bradley reveals how American misconceptions about China have distorted our policies and led to the avoidable deaths of millions. The China Mirage dynamically explores the troubled history that still defines U.S.-Chinese relations today.
- Author BiographyJames Bradley is the author of the New York Times bestsellers The Imperial Cruise, Flyboys, and Flags of Our Fathers, and a son of one of the men who raised the American flag on Iwo Jima.
- Author(s)James Bradley
- PublisherLittle, Brown & Company
- Date of Publication03/05/2016
- FormatPaperback / softback
- SubjectRegional History
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintBack Bay Books
- Weight408 g
- Width137 mm
- Height208 mm
- Spine28 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US),Unsewn / adhesive bound
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