China 1945 with Richard Bernstein | National Committee on United States-China Relations


by Project Pengyou on January 13th, 2015   687 views

When and Where

  • 13/01/2015
    5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

  • Dorsey & Whitney
    51 W 52nd Street (at 6th Ave) New York, NY 10019
    New York
    United States
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China 1945 with Richard Bernstein | National Committee on United States-China Relations

Event Details

At a National Committee program on Tuesday, January 13, Mr. Bernstein will discuss his new book, China 1945.

China 1945
 
with
Richard Bernstein
 

In China 1945 Richard Bernstein examines the first time that American power and good intentions came face-to-face with a powerful Asian revolutionary movement. As 1945 began, the United States was on surprisingly congenial terms with China’s Communist rebels; by year’s end, cordial relations had been replaced by chilly hostility and distrust. Bernstein tells the story of the enormous change, analyzing its many components – from ferocious infighting among U.S. diplomats, military leaders, and opinion makers to the complex relations between Mao and Stalin – challenging familiar assumptions about the origins of modern Sino-American relations.

At a National Committee program on Tuesday, January 13, Mr. Bernstein will discuss his new book, China 1945.

 

Richard Bernstein studied Chinese history with the legendary John K. Fairbank at Harvard University before becoming one of the first American journalists to be stationed in the People’s Republic of China, opening the Time bureau in Beijing in 1980. He then spent twenty-five years as a staff correspondent for the New York Times for which he reported from more than two dozen countries in Asia, Europe, and Africa. His postings included the United Nations, Paris, and Berlin; he was also a national cultural correspondent and daily book critic.
In addition, Mr. Bernstein’s articles and commentaries have appeared in The New Republic, the International Herald Tribune, Foreign Affairs, and the New York Review of Books. He is the author of nine books including From the Center of the Earth: The Search for the Truth About China and Ultimate Journey: Retracing the Path of an Ancient Buddhist Monk Who Crossed Asia in Search of Enlightenment.

 

Copies of China 1945 will be available for purchase.

Click here to register for this event. Registration will close at 5:00 p.m. on Friday, January 9. Email events@ncuscr.org with any questions or cancellations.

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