The Presidency and the Middle Kingdom

The Presidency and the Middle Kingdom : China, the United States, and Executive Leadership

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In this book Michael Riccards, renowned scholar of the American presidency, focuses his study on the vagaries of presidential leadership between nations. Tracing the history of the often difficult and contentious diplomatic relations between the United States and China, Riccards describes and analyzes various meetings and interactions. He concludes that war and trade necessities intimately bound the histories of both nations-often in spite of their individual rhetoric and initiatives. Students and scholars whose focus is the points of contact between U.S. and Asian history will find this book essential reading.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 256 pages
  • 149.9 x 228.6 x 17.8mm | 430.92g
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • 0739101293
  • 9780739101292

Table of contents

Chapter 1 Introduction Chapter 2 The Ancient Nation and the Young Republic Chapter 3 The Open Door and the Politics of Exclusion Chapter 4 Thirty Years of Conflict Chapter 5 China and America Become Enemies Chapter 6 The Politics of the Cold War Chapter 7 The Uneasy Reconciliation Chapter 8 Epilogue Chapter 9 Appendix 1: Recent Chinese Dynasties Chapter 10 Appendix 2: U.S. Presidents and Their Secretaries of State Chapter 11 Index
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About Michael P. Riccards

Michael P. Riccards is currently President of Fitchburg State College. He is the author of The Ferocious Engine of Democracy: A History of the American Presidency (1997, 2 vols.) and The Vicars of Christ: Popes, Power, and Politics in the Modern World (1998).
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