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Crossing the Divide: An Insider's Account of the Normalization of U.S. China Relations

Crossing the Divide: An Insider's Account of the Normalization of U.S. China Relations (Paperback)

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Ambassador John H. Holdridge provides a fascinating insider's account of the complex and often arduous process of normalizing diplomatic relations between the United States and the People's Republic of China after three decades of mutual hostility. More than a memoir, Crossing the Divide illuminates the broad sweep of U.S.-China relations after World War II.

History & PoliticsHistory: Chronological20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000History & PoliticsHistory: ChronologicalEarly history: c 500 to c 1450-1500History & PoliticsPolitics & governmentInternational relationsHistory & PoliticsRegional & national historyHistory of the Americas Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publication Date: 27/03/1997 ISBN-13: 9780847685059  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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During his distinguished diplomatic career, John H. Holdridge was Henry Kissinger's senior staff member for East Asia at the National Security Council (1969-1972), deputy chief of the U.S. Liaison Office in Beijing (1973-1975), ambassador to Singapore (1975-1978), national intelligence officer for East Asia and the Pacific (1979-1981), assistant secretary of state for East Asia and the Pacific (1981-1983), and ambassador to Indonesia (1983-1986). He has been a consultant and writer since his retirement in 1986.

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