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The China Mirage

The China Mirage Author by : James Bradley
Languange Used : en
Release Date : 2015-04-21
Publisher by : Little, Brown
ISBN : 9780316196666
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"Bradley 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 Delano--who in the 1800s made their fortunes in the China opium trade. Meanwhile, American missionaries sought a myth: noble 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 inste
Category: History

The Imperial Cruise

The Imperial Cruise Author by : James Bradley
Languange Used : en
Release Date : 2009-11-24
Publisher by : Little, Brown
ISBN : 0316039667
File Size : 52,5 Mb
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In 1905 President Teddy Roosevelt dispatched Secretary of War William Howard Taft on the largest U.S. diplomatic mission in history to Hawaii, Japan, the Philippines, China, and Korea. Roosevelt's glamorous twenty-one year old daughter Alice served as mistress of the cruise, which included senators and congressmen. On this trip, Taft concluded secret agreements in Roosevelt's name. In 2005, a century later, James Bradley traveled in the wake of Roosevelt's mission and discovered what had transpired in Honolulu, Tokyo, Manila, Beijing and Seoul. In 1905, Roosevelt was bully-confident and made s
Category: History

Imagining China

Imagining China Author by : Stephen John Hartnett
Languange Used : en
Release Date : 2017-10-01
Publisher by : MSU Press
ISBN : 9781628953084
File Size : 42,5 Mb
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Standing as the world’s two largest economies, marshaling the most imposing armies on earth, holding enormous stockpiles of nuclear weapons, consuming a majority share of the planet’s natural resources, and serving as the media generators and health care providers for billions of consumers around the globe, the United States and China are positioned to influence notions of democracy, nationalism, citizenship, human rights, environmental priorities, and public health for the foreseeable future. These broad issues are addressed as questions about communication—about how our two nations env
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

The End Of Desertification

The End Of Desertification Author by : Roy H. Behnke
Languange Used : en
Release Date : 2016-04-12
Publisher by : Springer
ISBN : 9783642160141
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The question in the title of this book draws attention to the shortcomings of a concept that has become a political tool of global importance even as the scientific basis for its use grows weaker. The concept of desertification, it can be argued, has ceased to be analytically useful and distorts our understanding of social-environmental systems and their resiliency, particularly in poor countries with variable rainfall and persistent poverty. For better policy and governance, we need to reconsider the scientific justification for international attempts to combat desertification. Our exploratio
Category: Science
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