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Patriots or Traitors A History of American-Educated Chinese Students

Stacy Bieler

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ISBN 10: 0765611872 / ISBN 13: 9780765611871
Published by M.E.Sharpe
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527 pages. Dimensions: 8.9in. x 5.9in. x 1.3in.This book offers new insight into the love-hate relationship between the United States and China by examining the experience of Chinese students caught between the two countries. American-educated Chinese have considered themselves patriots because they studied in the West in order to return home to build a strong and prosperous China. However, when they returned they were often accused of being traitors who advocated Western ideals. The author focuses on several generations of Chinese students from 1872 to the present as she examines attempts to bridge the gap between East and West. The work includes seventeen biographical sketches that place the cultural and political trends of over a century within a more personal and accessible context. Through the students experiences we are able to trace developments in Chinas modern history, Chinas ambivalence toward Western influence, U. S. -China relations, and the use of educational and cultural exchanges as a political device. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Bookseller Inventory # 9780765611871

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Title: Patriots or Traitors A History of ...

Publisher: M.E.Sharpe

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition:New

Book Type: Paperback

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This title sxplores the love-hate relationship between the USA and China through the experience of Chinese students caught between the two countries. The book sheds light on China's ambivelance towards the Western influence, and the use of educational and cultural exhanges as a political device.

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