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Author Mann, Jim, 1946-

Title About face : a history of America's curious relationship with China from Nixon to Clinton / James Mann
Edition First edition
Published New York : Alfred Knopf : Distributed by Random House, 1999

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Description 433 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents Ch. 1. Opening Moves -- Ch. 2. The Kissinger and Nixon Trips -- Ch. 3. Tacit Allies -- Ch. 4. Carter and Recognition -- Ch. 5. Carter's Cold War -- Ch. 6. Ronald Reagan and Taiwan -- Ch. 7. Reagan and the Golden Years -- Ch. 8. Trouble in Paradise -- Ch. 9. A New President Confronts Upheaval in China -- Ch. 10. The Immediate Aftermath of Tiananmen -- Ch. 11. George Bush Misjudges -- Ch. 12. Stirrings of a New Decade -- Ch. 13. China's Long March Back to Respectability -- Ch. 14. A Campaign and an Arms Sale -- Ch. 15. Enter President Clinton -- Ch. 16. Clinton's Retreat -- Ch. 17. Crisis over Taiwan -- Ch. 18. The 1996 Campaign and Its Aftermath
Summary This is the inside story of the people, forces, politics and diplomacy that have shaped contemporary relations between the United States and China. James Mann, the Beijing bureau chief for the Los Angeles Times from 1984 to 1987, draws on hundreds of newly uncovered government documents, scores of interviews and his own experiences in writing this investigative history
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 379-413) and index
Subject United States -- Foreign relations -- China.
China -- Foreign relations -- United States.
United States -- Foreign relations -- 1945-1989.
United States -- Foreign relations -- 1989-
LC no. 98006285
ISBN 067945053X alkaline paper