Encyclopedia of Chinese-American Relations
About the Book
Since 1784, when the American ship Empress of China arrived in Guangzhou, Chinese-American relations have experienced advances and setbacks. As the Chinese economy rapidly expands, China assumes a more dominant position in world politics, and continued fruitful relations with the United States are a primary concern for both nations in the twenty-first century.
This encyclopedia contains more than 400 descriptive entries of important events, issues, personalities, controversies, treaties, agreements, organizations and alliances in the history of Sino-American relations, from Chinese and American perspectives. Also included are maps, a chronology, a list of acronyms, and three appendices (American chiefs on missions to China, Chinese chiefs on missions to the United States, and the correspondence of Wade-Giles to Pinyin).
About the Author(s)
Yuwu Song is Chinese studies librarian at the Library of Congress. He lives in Clarksburg, Maryland.
Edited by Yuwu Song
Format: softcover (7 x 10)
Bibliographic Info: maps, chronology, appendices, notes, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2009 
Table of Contents
Abbreviations and Acronyms 11
Map of China and Its Neighbors 12
Map of China and Taiwan 13
The Encyclopedia 15
Appendix I. American Chiefs of Mission to China 335
Appendix II. Chinese Chiefs of Mission to the U.S. Since Normalization 341
Appendix III. Correspondence of Wade-Giles to Pinyin 342
The Contributors 345
Book Reviews & Awards
- “A worthwhile purchase”—Booklist