The Beautiful Country and the Middle Kingdom

The Beautiful Country and the Middle Kingdom

America and China, 1776 to the Present

Book - 2016
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"Our relationship with China remains one of the most complex and rapidly evolving, and is perhaps one of the most important to our nation's future. Here, John Pomfret ... takes us deep into these two countries' shared history, and illuminates ... every major event, relationship, and ongoing development that has affected diplomacy between these two booming, influential nations"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Henry Holt and Company, 2016
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780805092509
Characteristics: x, 693 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
Call Number: 327.73051 POM


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Aug 01, 2017

Whew! A great exploration of the relationship between China and the US from 1776 to the present. Sure, it's a long history but John Pomfret is well-qualified to explain the whole thing. Not much to ask for a writer to do in 700 pages. Joking. He is well-qualified because he has lived in both countries for spells in each over a four decade period, marrying in China and raising his kids in both countries.
It is essential reading for anyone who wants to fill in the blanks and correct the information taught to us in schools and the press. The waxing and waning of co-operation between the two countries continues to this day.
A very enjoyable read.


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