Return to home page
Searching: Muskingum library catalog
  Previous Record Previous Item Next Item Next Record
  Reviews, Summaries, etc...
EBOOK
Author Oliva, Mara,
Title Eisenhower and American public opinion on China / Mara Oliva.
Imprint Cham, Switzerland : Palgrave Macmillan, [2018]

LOCATION CALL # STATUS MESSAGE
 OHIOLINK SPRINGER EBOOKS    ONLINE  
View online
LOCATION CALL # STATUS MESSAGE
 OHIOLINK SPRINGER EBOOKS    ONLINE  
View online
Subject China -- Foreign public opinion.
China -- Foreign relations -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
United States -- Foreign relations -- China -- History -- 20th century.
Description 1 online resource (XVII, 223 pages) : 3 illustrations
Contents 1. Introduction -- 2. America's Distorted Image of China -- 3. Keeping Promises -- 4. Challenge One: Dienbienphu and the Geneva Conference of 1954 -- 5. Challenge Two: The First Taiwan Crisis of 1954-1955 -- 6. A Missed Opportunity -- 7. Hard Line Until the End -- 8. Conclusions.
Summary In the 1950s, most of the American public opposed diplomatic and trade relations with Communist China; traditional historiography blames this widespread hostility for the tensions between China and the United States during Dwight D. Eisenhower's presidency. In this book, Mara Oliva reconsiders the influence of U.S. public opinion on Sino-American relations, arguing that it is understudied and often misinterpreted. She shows how the Eisenhower administration's hard line policy towards Beijing had been formulated in line with U.S. national security interests, not as a result of public pressure. However, the public did play a significant role in shaping the implementation, timing and political communication of Washington's strategy, ultimately hampering relations with the Communist giant and seriously heightening the risk of nuclear conflict. Drawing together an extensive array of published and unpublished sources, this book offers a new prism for understanding one of the most difficult decades in the history of both countries.
ISBN 9783319761954
3319761951
3319761943
9783319761947
3319761943
9783319761947
ISBN/ISSN 10.1007/978-3-319-76195-4
9783319761947
OCLC # 1034540665
Additional Format Printed edition: 9783319761947 (OCoLC)1020605059