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China and the United States: A Love-Hate Relationship

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ClassGraphic The United States and China are bound together inextricably in a long term relationship that swings between mutual enrichment and trade wars, cultural respect and contempt, cooperation and rivalry. If you want to understand the issues and the history behind today's menacing headlines, then join us in discussing The Beautiful Country and the Middle Kingdom: America and China, 1776 to the Present (Henry Holt, 2016) by John Pomfret. We will be reading the second half of this book. Pomfret is a prize winning Washington Post Beijing correspondent who witnessed many of the events. We will supplement the book with optional videos and occasional background reading. We will begin with a discussion of Mao’s 1949 Revolution and will continue our analysis through Cold War mutual isolation, Nixon's 1972 visit, and the Rise of China until today. Members will be warmly encouraged to lead a discussion. The book is available in paperback, an e-book/Kindle version (with a new afterword), and an audio. Participation in the fall offering on this topic is not required to register for this spring study group.

Class Details

14 Session(s)
Weekly - Mon

Location
500 Davis Center

Instructor
MultipleInstructor :
1.Hank Lambert2.Chuck Hayford3.Harold Primack 

Tuition: 

$0.00


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Schedule Information

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Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
3/4/2024 - 6/10/2024 Weekly - Mon 09:45 AM - 11:45 AM Evanston, 500 Davis Center  Map Harold Primack  ; Chuck Hayford  ; Hank Lambert 
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