Taking a long view of history

Fallows, James
May 1994
U.S. News & World Report;5/30/94, Vol. 116 Issue 21, p45
Discusses America and China's struggle to keep their troubled relationship off the rocks. How stage was set for the latest Sino-American showdown in the 1830s; How those events offer a different idea about the tools America can use to advance its own interests and the cause of human rights; Brief excerpts from John King Fairbank's `The Great Chinese Revolution 1800-1985'; America's view of China which has swung between romance and demonization.


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