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Piercing the Bamboo Curtain – Tentative Bridge-building to China During the Johnson Years - Manchester Scholarship Online
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Piercing the Bamboo Curtain: Tentative Bridge-building to China During the Johnson Years

Michael Lumbers


This is a comprehensive study of US policy towards China during the presidency of Lyndon Baines 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, it 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, the book offers a new perspective on b ... More

Keywords: US policy, China, Lyndon Johnson, Cold War, Sino-American rapprochement, early 1970s, declassified government documents, Vietnam War, Cultural Revolution, foreign-policy leader

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Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780719077784
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: July 2012 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719077784.001.0001


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Michael Lumbers, author

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