Lumbers, Michael.

Piercing the bamboo curtain : Tentative bridge-building to China during the Johnson years - Manchester : Manchester University Press, 2008. - 1 online resource (297 p.) - eBooks on Demand .

Contents; Acknowledgements; Abbreviations; Introduction; 1 Staying firm: John F. Kennedy's China policy, 1961-63; 2 Holes in the dam: French recognition and the Chinese nuclear test, 1963-64; 3 In Vietnam's shadow: the reaffirmation of US China policy, 1964-65; 4 The irony of Vietnam: the emergence of a two-pronged China policy, 1965-66; 5 Bridge-building in limbo: the impact of the Cultural Revolution, 1966-67; 6 Testing the waters: an aborted policy review and closing moves, 1968-69; Conclusion; Bibliography; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W; Y; Z

This is the first comprehensive study of U.S. policy toward China during the presidency of Lyndon Johnson, a critical phase of the Cold War immediately preceding the dramatic Sino-American rapprochement of the early 1970s. Based on a wide array of recently declassified government documents, this study challenges the popular view that Johnson's approach to China was marked by stagnation and sterility, exploring the administration's relationship to both the Vietnam War and the Cultural Revolution. By documenting Johnson's contributions to the decision-making process Lumbers offers a new perspect

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China -- Foreign relations -- 1949-1976.
China -- Foreign relations -- United States.
Johnson, Lyndon B. (Lyndon Baines), 1908-1973.
United States -- Foreign relations -- 1961-1963.
United States -- Foreign relations -- 1963-1969.
United States -- Foreign relations -- China.
United States -- Politics and government -- 1961-1963.
United States -- Politics and government -- 1963-1969.

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E183.8.C5 L86 2008