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America Views China: American Images of China Then and Now by Jonathan Goldstein, Jerry Israel, Hilary Conroy

By Jonathan Goldstein, Jerry Israel, Hilary Conroy

This paintings analyzes a number of pictures of China together with media resembling released and unpublished travelogues, newspaper bills, artifacts, photos, reputable diplomatic reviews in addition to perceptions via artwork, trade, and missionaries. Illustrated.

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When Chu arrived in New York on a cargo ship in 1957, he was wined and dined by the local pro-Taiwan faction; but it was the quiet meetings where he met Mrs. Edgar Snow, Felix Greene, and others working for United States-People's Republic of China (PRC) normalization that impressed him more. " David B. Chan, who began his teaching career in a small Midwest college during the McCarthy era, also recalls how difficult anticommunism made the teaching scene until the 1970s. However, by 1979 an opposite problem has emerged: many of Chan's students and colleagues have become "euphoric" about "People's China," while Chan, who visits ordinary villages in his native Guangdong province, sees poverty, corruption, and hypocrisy.

Title : America Views China : American Images of China Then and Now author : Goldstein, Jonathan. publisher : Lehigh University Press isbn10 | asin : 0934223130 print isbn13 : 9780934223133 ebook isbn13 : 9780585201160 language : English subject China--Foreign public opinion, American, Public opinion--United States. A67 1991eb ddc : 951 subject : China--Foreign public opinion, American, Public opinion--United States. Page 3 America Views China American Images of China Then and Now Edited By Jonathan Goldstein Jerry Israel, and Hilary Conroy Page 4 © 1991 by Associated University Presses, Inc.

Suggesting five standards by which to evaluate economic performance, he looks at China through hard social scientist's eyes. He compares the 1952-1978 and post-1978 periods. What he finds is a disappointing economic performance for the earlier period, then only modest improvement with post-1978 market reforms, not strong enough to pull out of a quarter century of stagnation. With Jan S. Prybyla, what could be the latest pendulum swing is pushed further. China (mainland) was wrong; Taiwan "island China") right.

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