At The Atlantic, Matt Schiavenza surveys the dynamic 60-year relationship between Beijing and...
Apr 9, 2013
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...
Mar 9, 2012
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...
Feb 22, 2012
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...
Feb 2, 2012
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...
Jun 10, 2008
The 1971 ping-pong match that helped reestablish relations between the U.S. and China will be celebrated this week with a rematch between the original players. From AP: It was an unlikely diplomatic tool amid the escalating...
Jun 10, 2007
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” was Richard Nixon’s summing up at the end of his trip to China in February 1972. The hyperbole was justified, for this visit to China […]
Jun 9, 2007
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 Chinese Repression by James Mann; Nixon and Mao: The Week That Changed the World by Margaret MacMillan; and Washington’s China: The National Security World, the […]
Mar 15, 2007
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, informative, moment-by-moment account of Nixon’s visit, set in the context of twentieth-century Sino-American history. The context makes it plain that both governments had excellent reasons for […]
Feb 25, 2007
Via Newsday: President Richard Nixon’s trip to China in 1972 was an iconic event. A brilliant diplomatic stroke, the trip melted decades of deep freeze between two of the world’s great powers and realigned the geopolitical triangle with the Soviet Union. It was a savvy political move, too, clinching Nixon’s image as a foreign policy […]
Nov 6, 2006
From Reuters: Almost 35 years after President Richard Nixon startled the world by visiting a hitherto hostile China, the boldness of the trip and his meeting with Mao Zedong still capture the imagination. The week-long visit in February 1972 has often been portrayed as a remarkable success that allowed a vehemently anti-communist U.S. president to […]
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