A Great Wall

A Great Wall : 6 Presidents and China: An Investigative History

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Hailed as "absorbing" by the New York Times and "suspense-filled" by Foreign Affairs , Patrick Tyler's A Great Wall became an instant classic a must-read for anyone concerned with the complicated and combative relationship between the world's biggest and the world's most powerful nations. And no one could tell this story better than Patrick Tyler, veteran journalist and former Beijing bureau chief of the New York Times . Using brilliant original reporting from his years in China interviews with presidents, secretaries of state, Chinese officials, and other key leaders and 15,000 pages of newly declassified documents, Tyler illuminates a relationship usually shrouded in secrecy, miscommunication, rivalry, fascination, and fear. A Great Wall is essential reading for anyone interested in China and anyone concerned with the shifting dynamics of post-Cold War geopolitics.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 512 pages
  • 150 x 232 x 38mm | 780.17g
  • PublicAffairs,U.S.
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Revised ed.
  • 1586480057
  • 9781586480059

Table of contents

* Prologue: The Risk of War * The Taiwan Crisis * The Sino-Soviet Border: 1969 * Nixon: The Opening * Ford: Estrangement-"I smile bitterly" * Carter: Fulfillment-"The president has made up his mind" * Reagan and Taiwan * Bush and Tiananmen * Clinton: The Butchers of Beijing
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About Patrick Tyler

Patrick Tyler is a veteran of the Washington Post and the New York Times. A former Beijing bureau chief, he is currently on assignment in Moscow.
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