The Beautiful Country and the Middle Kingdom: America and China 1776 to the Present
Traces history of United States-China relations from the American Revolution in 1776, passing through the falls of Qing dynasty, the World War II and Cold War periods. Includes trade relations, missionaries‘s American imperialism, and Shanghai rebels. Mentions American dreams, anti-China prejudice. Boxer rebellions, the rise of China Communism, battles between Chiang Kai-Shek and Mao Zedong, the military alliance between Chiang Kai-Shek and President Roosevelt, Burma as a battlefield of World War II, and economic relations between the two countries after Cold War period.