Encyclopedia of Chinese-American Relations


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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.

Bibliographic Details

Edited by Yuwu Song
Format: softcover (7 x 10)
Pages: 367
Bibliographic Info: maps, chronology, appendices, notes, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2009 [2006]
pISBN: 978-0-7864-4593-6
eISBN: 978-0-7864-9164-3
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Preface      1
Chronology      3
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
Bibliography      351
Index      357

Book Reviews & Awards

  • “A worthwhile purchase”—Booklist
  • “Recommended”—ARBA