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Our mission is to create, promote, and disseminate a more balanced understanding of the interrelationship of the countries, peoples, and cultures of the United States and China through the tools of mass communication and public education.

Four strategic areas make up the U.S.-China Media and Communications Program, housed at the UCLA Asian American Studies Center at the University of California, Los Angeles.
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Experts Exchange: Gordon Chang
Gordon Chang
Stanford University

Gordon H. Chang is professor of history at Stanford University. His writing examines United States-East Asian relations and Asian American history. He is the author or editor of numerous books and articles on these subjects, including: Friends and Enemies: The United States, China, and the Soviet Union, 1948-1972, Asian American Politics: Perspectives, Experiences, Prospects, Chinese American Voices: From The Gold Rush to the Present, and Asian American Art: A History, 1850-1970.

 

Not Your Parents’ China?


[keywords: “Century of Humiliation”, People’s Republic of China, American journalists]

The China of today is not the same country that America thought it knew in 1989 with the military crackdown in Tiananmen. It is not the country America thought it knew in 1979 when Deng Xiaoping begin the economic liberalization that is responsible for the country’s booming economy today. It is not the China of 1966 when Mao Zedong began the tumult of the Cultural Revolution. It is not the country that went to war against the United States in 1950 in Korea. And it certainly is a long way away from the China of 1900, when the United States joined a dozen other Western nations and Japan in an invading army to suppress the anti-foreign Boxer uprising, just one incident in China’s “Century of Humiliation.”

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