Anna Chennault: Informal Diplomacy and Asian Relations - Biographies in American Foreign Policy (Paperback)
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Anna Chennault: Informal Diplomacy and Asian Relations - Biographies in American Foreign Policy (Paperback)

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Paperback 171 Pages / Published: 01/02/2002
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She held few government posts, yet she was a strong influence on the course of U.S.-Asian relations in the last half of the twentieth century. The Chinese-born wife of General Claire Chennault of World War II Flying Tigers fame, Anna Chennault was a leader in America's informal relations with East Asia from 1950 to 1990. Professor Catherine Forslund's book, Anna Chennault: Informal Diplomacy and Asian Relations examines Chennault's unique, multifaceted career as an exemplar of American informal diplomacy during the post-World War II era. A fascinating look at a woman before her time, this new book is an informative and engaging account of the complex nature of U.S.-Asian relations, diplomatic processes, and the role of women in foreign affairs.

Publisher: Scholarly Resources Inc.,U.S.
ISBN: 9780842028332
Number of pages: 171
Weight: 363 g
Dimensions: 227 x 165 x 14 mm


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Professor Forslund has written both the first, and a first-rate, scholarly study of the life and influence of Anna Chennault on Asian-American relations. . . . It is a fascinating story with much to tell us about how individuals shape their own lives as well as the times in which they live. -- Michael Schaller, University of Arizona
An insightful account of the career of a controversial figure who operated in the shadow world of informal diplomacy. Refugee, journalist, wife of a wartime hero, successful businesswoman, and GOP stalwart, Anna Chennault exercised a significant-and little known-influence over U.S. foreign policy. Catherine Forslund skillfully documents the many facets of this remarkable woman's varied career. -- William M. Leary, University of Georgia
This biography will contribute to our understanding of gender and power-and how the wife of a Nationalist hero had as much or more impact upon American opinion than her famed flier husband, General Claire Chennault. Professor Forslund shows that the shadows of history are as important as the flame, and that pondering the former will clarify nuance and subtlety. -- Geoffrey S. Smith, Queen's University
A thoughtful and balanced study of the role of a controversial participant in Asian-American relations. -- Warren I. Cohen, distinguished professor at University of Maryland, Baltimore County and senior scholar at the Woodrow Wilson Center

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