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Tibet and the CIA: The War We Cancelled

Jonathan Mirsky discusses books by CIA veteran John Kenneth Knaus and anthropologist Carole McGranahan on the history and consequences of CIA operations in Tibet, which contributed to Beijing’s enduring suspicion of...

Clinton: China Must “Embrace Its New Role”

At an event marking the 40th anniversary of U.S. President Richard Nixon’s 1972 trip to Beijing, which ended 25 years of diplomatic estrangement between the sides, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton called on China to live...

Lessons of the 40 Years Since Nixon Went to China

In a CNN article, Kenneth Lieberthal gives a synopsis of the dynamic nature of the U.S.-China relationship since Nixon’s 1972 visit. Lieberthal stresses that policies must continue to adapt to a changing political and...

Vivid Memories of Nixon’s 1972 Visit to China

A new documentary produced by the USC US-China Institute and reported by Mike Chinoy looks at the history of foreign correspondents in China. The segment below focuses on the period surrounding President Nixon’s historic...

Mission to Mao – Roderick MacFarquhar

On The New York Review of Books, Roderick MacFarquhar reviews Nixon and Mao: The Week that Changed the World by Margaret MacMillan: “This was the week that changed the world”

Chinese Mirrors – Rick Perlstein

In The Nation, Rick Perlstein writes a lengthy essay about U.S.-China relations through the lens of three recent books on the topic: The China Fantasy: How Our Leaders Explain Away

Chaos Under Heaven – Louis Menand

From a lengthy essay by Louis Menand in the New Yorker reviewing Margaret MacMillan’s Nixon and Mao: The Week That Changed the World: MacMillan’s book is a clearly written,
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