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The Resource Asia First : China and the making of modern American conservatism, Joyce Mao

Asia First : China and the making of modern American conservatism, Joyce Mao

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Asia First : China and the making of modern American conservatism
Title
Asia First
Title remainder
China and the making of modern American conservatism
Statement of responsibility
Joyce Mao
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
After Japanese bombs hit Pearl Harbor, the American right stood at a crossroads. Generally isolationist, conservatives needed to forge their own foreign policy agenda if they wanted to remain politically viable. When Mao Zedong established the People's Republic of China in 1949✹with the Cold War just underway✹they had a new object of foreign policy, and as Joyce Mao reveals in this fascinating new look at twentieth-century Pacific affairs, that change would provide vital ingredients for American conservatism as we know it today. Mao explores the deep resonance American conservatives felt with the defeat of Chiang Kai-Shek and his exile to Taiwan, which they lamented as the loss of China to communism and the corrosion of traditional values. In response, they fomented aggressive anti-communist positions that urged greater action in the Pacific, a policy known as "Asia First." While this policy would do nothing to oust the communists from China, it was powerfully effective at home. Asia First provided American conservatives a set of ideals✹American sovereignty, selective military intervention, strident anti-communism, and the promotion of a technological defense state✹that would bring them into the global era with the positions that are now their hallmark.--
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Mao, Joyce
Dewey number
320.520973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Conservatism
  • United States
  • East Asia
  • United States
  • China
Label
Asia First : China and the making of modern American conservatism, Joyce Mao
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Up from isolationism : the conservative dilemma and the Chinese solution -- No such thing : the China lobby -- Firefights : China's meanings after the Korean War -- Onward, Christian soldiers : the John Birch Society -- The new normal : Asia First Realpolitik
Control code
FIEb17839075
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
viii, 226 pages
Isbn
9780226252711
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)891324471
Label
Asia First : China and the making of modern American conservatism, Joyce Mao
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Up from isolationism : the conservative dilemma and the Chinese solution -- No such thing : the China lobby -- Firefights : China's meanings after the Korean War -- Onward, Christian soldiers : the John Birch Society -- The new normal : Asia First Realpolitik
Control code
FIEb17839075
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
viii, 226 pages
Isbn
9780226252711
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)891324471

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