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China boys : how U.S. relations with the PRC began and grew ; a personal memoir / Nicholas Platt.

Author/Creator:
Platt, Nicholas.
Publication:
Washington, D.C. : New Academia Pub. : Vellum, 2010.
Format/Description:
Book
xvi, 366 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Series:
ADST-DACOR diplomats and diplomacy series; v. 38.
ADST-DACOR diplomats and diplomacy series
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Subjects:
Platt, Nicholas.
Asia Society.
United States -- Foreign relations -- China.
China -- Foreign relations -- United States.
United States -- Foreign relations -- 1945-1989.
United States -- Foreign relations -- 1989-.
Ambassadors -- United States -- Biography.
Summary:
"China Boys offers a close-up view of the U.S. opening to China and the pioneer days in U.S.-China relations. Diplomat Nicholas Platt describes preparations for the historic Nixon visit to China in 1972, the setting up of America's first resident diplomatic office in the PRC, headed by David Bruce, and the first encounters between Americans and Chinese, including Olympic athletes, orchestra maestros, members of Congress, airplane manufacturers, bankers, scientists, and inner city youths. He further reveals the forging of the first links between the Pentagon and the People's Liberation Army following the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan and shows how these ties evolved into today's crucial relationship. He also examines the role played by nongovernmental organizations like the Asia Society in buliding U.S.-China relations."--Page 4 of cover.
Notes:
"An ADST-DACOR diplomats and diplomacy book."
Includes bibliographical references (pages 345-349) and index.
ISBN:
9780984406227 (pbk. : alk. paper)
0984406220
OCLC:
614315116
Publisher Number:
99969055279