• Sign In
  • Help
  • My Basket0
The books you love, the emails you want
Opt in by 25 May or you'll stop hearing from us
REVIEW NOW
The Dragon and the Snake: An American Account of the Turmoil in China, 1976-1977 (Hardback)
  • The Dragon and the Snake: An American Account of the Turmoil in China, 1976-1977 (Hardback)
zoom

The Dragon and the Snake: An American Account of the Turmoil in China, 1976-1977 (Hardback)

(author), (author), (foreword)
£43.00
Hardback 240 Pages / Published: 01/01/1986
  • We can order this

Usually despatched within 3 weeks

  • This item has been added to your basket

Check Marketplace availability

The United States Liaison Office (USLO) served as the diplomatic contact for Sino-American relations between the time of the Nixon-Kissinger opening of China in 1971-1972 and the achievement of full normalization in 1979. This book presents the importance of the USLO to American foreign policy in the 1970s.

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
ISBN: 9780812280364
Number of pages: 240
Weight: 500 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 18 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

"This memoir by his widow and a historian covers the period during which Thomas S. Gates served as head of the United States Liaison Office in Beijing. Since that was before the resumption of formal diplomatic relations between the United States and China, the post was an important one. Gates began the project for the book, but died in 1983. Though Millicent Gates adds the personal bits, the overall tone of the book is analytical. Most of the chapters present U.S. official analyses of Chinese politics. Yet these accounts are fascinating because Gates's tenure coincided with tumultuous events: the great North China earthquakes, Mao Zedong's death, the fall of the Gang of Four, the annunciation of Hua Guofeng, and the reemergence of Deng Xiaoping.-Library Journal


"China watchers will find much of interest in the day-to-day maneuverings and observations of the envoys in the period before the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and the U.S. and in the authors' perspective on a significant era."-Publishers Weekly

You may also be interested in...

Prisoners of Geography
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.49
Paperback
Soldier Spy
Added to basket
£7.99
Paperback
My Life, Our Times
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Red Notice
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
How Democracies Die
Added to basket
£16.99   £14.99
Hardback
On Grand Strategy
Added to basket
Adults In The Room
Added to basket
A Line in the Sand
Added to basket
£9.99   £8.99
Paperback
Who Lost Russia?
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
Fire and Fury
Added to basket
£20.00   £17.00
Hardback
Optimism Over Despair
Added to basket
Secret Pigeon Service
Added to basket
£20.00   £17.99
Hardback
The Almighty Dollar
Added to basket
M
Added to basket
M
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
The Euro
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.