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The China Mirage : The Hidden History of American Disaster in Asia - James Bradley

The China Mirage

The Hidden History of American Disaster in Asia

Paperback Published: 3rd May 2016
ISBN: 9780316196680
Number Of Pages: 432

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James Bradley introduces us to the prominent Americans--including FDR's grandfather, Warren Delano--who in the 1800s made their fortunes in the China opium trade. Meanwhile, American missionaries sought a myth: noble Chinese peasants eager to Westernise.

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.

About the Author

James 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.

ISBN: 9780316196680
ISBN-10: 0316196681
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 432
Published: 3rd May 2016
Publisher: Little, Brown & Company
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.8 x 13.8  x 2.9
Weight (kg): 0.43
Edition Number: 1

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