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China Looks at the West: Identity, Global Ambitions, and the Future of Sino-American Relations

Christopher A. Ford


Chinese leaders have long been fascinated by the United States, but have often chosen to demonize America for perceived cultural and military imperialism. Especially under Communist rule, Chinese leaders have crafted and re-crafted portrayals of the United States according to the needs of their own agenda and the regime’s self-image—often seeing America as an antagonist and foil, but sometimes playing it up as a model. In China Looks at the West, Christopher A. Ford investigates what these depictions reveal about internal Chinese politics and Beijing’s ambitions in the world today. In particul ... More

Keywords: Chinese Communist Party, People’s Republic of China, U.S.-China relations, communism, economics, politics, propaganda

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780813165400
Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: January 2016 DOI:10.5810/kentucky/9780813165400.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Christopher A. Ford, author
Kent State University, Georgetown University

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