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    [E–pub] The China Mirage author James D. Bradley One of the conspiracy theories popular on the Far Right is that Franklin D Roosevelt engineered the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor to ensnare the US in World War II Like so many Right Wing fantasies this story is nearly 180 degrees distant from the truth OK many Left Wing fantasies are tooThe power of the China LobbyAs James Bradley makes c

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    [E–pub] The China Mirage author James D. Bradley An aggravating if valuable book Bradley has improved since Imperial Cruise but his continuing grudge against the Roosevelt family colours and weakens the narrative he is presenting This is not to excuse the narrow minded a

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    [E–pub] The China Mirage author James D. Bradley Coming in I wanted to really like this book I was unsuccessfulThe China Mirage get used to that term Bradley uses it a lot is pretty close to a screed Bradley documents US fascination with China and implies that if not for that World

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    James D. Bradley Ó 2 Download Review Ö PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ó James D. Bradley Review The China Mirage I've long placed Chiang Kai Shek along with Mao and Cixi as the incompetent triumvirate that made China the mess it is today; I've also long been confounded by Taiwanese and Americans who fail to recognize Chiang for the damn fool he was After reading this book that disconnect finally makes sense This book also helps me realize I'm not simply a grump for thinking most US China Watchers are charlatans and most DC politicians making China de

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    [E–pub] The China Mirage author James D. Bradley The glowing reviews aside this is a somewhat shallow book Worthy of note though is the importance and relative inaccessibility for readers of Opium Wars and Russo Japanese and First Sion Japanese War The Boxer Rebellion is published Yes Delano family got its money from opium trade Liuor guns slaves tobacco shady land de

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    [E–pub] The China Mirage author James D. Bradley James D. Bradley Ó 2 Download There should be a warning placed on all government buildings urging US policy makers to stop trying to export the American way of life elsewhere This practice responsible for some of worst policy failures in thi

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    Review Ö PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ó James D. Bradley James D. Bradley Ó 2 Download Review The China Mirage I was fascinated by the author's observation that every US failure of policy in China the Pacific or Asia was rooted in the Harvard educated advisor sitting at the presidents elbow That's uite a track record Stil

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    [E–pub] The China Mirage author James D. Bradley A book that will change your fundamental assumptions about the world we live in It's a revelation in some respects Bradley makes the case that Vietnam and Korea wouldn't have happened if we hadn't been hoodwinked by Japanes

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James D. Bradley Ó 2 Download The China Mirage Free download  2 From the bestselling author of Flags of our Fathers Flyboys and The Imperial Cruise a spellbinding history of turbulent US China relations from the 19th century to World War II and Mao's ascent In each of his books James Bradley has exposed the hidden truths behind America's engagement in Asia Now come. One of the conspiracy theories popular on the Far Right is that Franklin D Roosevelt engineered the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor to ensnare the US in World War II Like so many Right Wing fantasies this story is nearly 180 degrees distant from the truth OK many Left Wing fantasies are tooThe power of the China LobbyAs James Bradley makes clear in The China Mirage The Hidden History of American Disaster in Asia FDR steadfastly resisted the aggressive well funded campaign of the China Lobby to force the US government to embargo oil sales to Japan in the late 1930s However when the President was out of town for a week to meet with Winston Churchill early in 1941 future Secretary of State Dean Acheson and other powerful bureaucrats affiliated with the China Lobby contrived to put the embargo in place against Roosevelt s express wishes It was that action which triggered Japan s decision to bomb Pearl Harbor and attack the Dutch West Indies now Indonesia to secure an alternative source of oilFDR and his Secretary of State Cordell Hull had insisted at every turn that cutting off oil to the Empire of Japan would force the Japanese military to strike out southward Inevitably they calculated had they agreed to an embargo the US would have been drawn into war in the Pacific at the same time as the country was gearing up to take on the fight against the Nazis in Europe While they didn t discount the possibility of war with Japan even without an oil embargo their hope was that it could at least be postponed for long enough for the Allies to prevail in EuropeThree unnecessary US wars in the PacificThese circumstances describe one of the principal conclusions that Bradley has taken from his study of US policy toward Asia in the twentieth century The China Mirage argues that cultural and historical ignorance political miscalculation bitter bureaucratic infighting and media manipulation led not just to US involvement in World War II but by extension in the wars in Korea and Vietnam as well Bradley regards all three wars as having been unnecessaryThe China LobbyIn 1882 the Chinese Exclusion Act became law As a result nearly all Americans including the country s most senior officeholders shared profound ignorance of Chinese reality Bradley traces the roots of this ignorance to two sources the wishful thinking of the many US Protestant missionaries sent to China in the last half of the nineteenth century and a lavish public relations campaign on behalf of the Chinese government in the 1930s The government nominally headed by the self styled Generalissimo Chiang Kai Shek was in fact run by the wealthy and powerful Soong family which headed a network of warlords and criminal gangs Mayling Soong was Chiang s wife her older sister Ailing was the head of the family and directed affairs from behind the scenes Ailing s husband and brother held the two top positions in Chiang s civilian governmentAccording to Harry Truman later evidence showed that the Soong family had stolen 750 million of the 35 billion in American aid the Chinese government received to support its nonexistent war against Japan Henry Luce apparently knew none of this in fact he knew practically nothing about conditions in China other than what Chiang and his wife told him Nonetheless Luce used his powerful magazines Time Life and Fortune and his newsreel The March of Time to propagate the myth that Chiang was a democratic hero leading a heroic resistance against Japanese aggression To spread the message further and to lobby Congress and the White House Luce and the Chiang Soong syndicate created the China Lobby which remained a dominant force in American foreign policy from the early 1930s to the 1960sThe China MirageCompounding the challenge for American policymakers were the preconceived notions that dominated the thinking of key actors in the drama Luce was the son of a Protestant missionary in China and carried with him throughout his life the conviction that Christianity and American values would spread throughout the vast expanse of the Chinese heartland and turn the country into America s best friend in the world To bring this about all the US needed to do was help Chiang Kai Shek defeat the Japanese Similarly FDR drank in a similar fantasy about China on the knee of his beloved grandfather Warren Delano who had gained not just one but two immense fortunes smuggling opium into China These delusional beliefs constituted what Bradley calls The China Mirage Since Chiang and the Soong family represented the pro American China of their dreams they easily swallowed the Generalissimo s claim that he was fighting the fast spreading Japanese invasion In reality Chiang avoided every opportunity to confront the Japanese He was hoarding his resources for what he hoped would be a decisive civil war with Mao Zedong and his Communist forces after the Americans chased away the Japanese That was China s or at least Chiang s American Mirage Who lost China Another favorite topic on America s Radical Right is the uestion posed by Senator Joseph McCarthy in 1949 Who lost China McCarthy and his allies notably including Richard Nixon and the luminaries of the China Lobby such as Mayling Soong Henry Luce Henry L Stimson and Dean Acheson argued that the US hadn t tried hard enough to support Chiang Kai Shek In the course of pursuing this uestion McCarthy Nixon and Luce singled out a small group of men known as the Old China HandsThis was a handful of Chinese speaking experts deployed by the State Department in China during World War II who conveyed to Washington a very different story than that told by the Chiang Soong government To anyone with eyes open in the Chinese hinterland where the Old China Hands were deployed the truth was blatantly obvious Chiang was not fighting the Japanese he and his government were boundlessly corrupt and Mao was attracting followers by the tens of millions among the peasantry because Chiang s troops plundered their homes at every opportunity Mao was growing stronger militarily with every passing month while Chiang s soldiers were deserting in large numbers But virtually no one in Washington DC wanted to hear such things and the men who were reporting them were later singled out by McCarthy and the China Lobby as those responsible for losing China Did America bungle US China relationsSadly one of the central themes in reports from the Old China Hands was Mao s eagerness to collaborate with the US not just to receive weapons but to obtain American capital to rebuild the shattered Chinese cities after the war On numerous occasions throughout the 1940s Mao pleaded with State Department and Pentagon officials in China to arrange a meeting for him with the White House Naturally any knee jerk anti Communist even today is likely to look at such statements as lies and manipulation To those Americans with hours of direct face to face experience with Mao himself and months of experience living with his army the reuests seemed obviously heartfelt Despite the misconception in Washington that Mao was a puppet of Stalin the two men in fact despised each other Mao was extremely eager to avoid dependence on the Soviet UnionGrounding his argument in these facts Bradley implies that the US might have spurned Chiang and the Soongs and allied itself instead with Mao This he seems to be suggesting could have ended the war with Japan years sooner avoided the worst of the Chinese civil war and shifted the People s Republic of China from its alliance with the Soviet Union and into the hands of the US However given the depth and persistence of anti Communist hysteria in America that long predated the Second World War all this seems highly improbable to me I m confident that both FDR and Harry Truman fully understood this Supporting Mao would have been political anathema to the American public Even had there been no China Lobby I strongly suspect that Chinese history would have unfolded in much the same way as it did

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The China Mirage

James D. Bradley Ó 2 Download The China Mirage Free download  2 S his most engrossing work yet Beginning in the 1850s Bradley introduces us to the prominent Americans who made their fortunes in the China opium trade As they good Christians all profitably addicted millions American missionaries arrived promising salvation for those who adopted Western ways And that. I ve long placed Chiang Kai Shek along with Mao and Cixi as the incompetent triumvirate that made China the mess it is today I ve also long been confounded by Taiwanese and Americans who fail to recognize Chiang for the damn fool he was After reading this book that disconnect finally makes sense This book also helps me realize I m not simply a grump for thinking most US China Watchers are charlatans and most DC politicians making China decisions are clueless in fact that has been the sad reality of US China relations since the Opium Wars and will probably get us into trouble again real soon This is a must read for aspiring China Hands or anyone who fancies themselves a China Expert if only for the humbling and cautionary value

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James D. Bradley Ó 2 Download The China Mirage Free download  2 Was just the beginning From drug dealer Warren Delano to his grandson Franklin Delano Roosevelt from the port of Hong Kong to the towers of Princeton University from the era of Appomattox to the age of the A Bomb The China Mirage explores a difficult century that defines US Chinese relations to this da. A book that will change your fundamental assumptions about the world we live in It s a revelation in some respects Bradley makes the case that Vietnam and Korea wouldn t have happened if we hadn t been hoodwinked by Japanese and Chinese propagandists and our own racial biases towards Asia It all started with the Roosevelts Teddy Roosevelt created the monster that was Japan and FDR refused to listen to reality about Chiang Kai Shek At the center of it all is Harvard University with all the deciders having graduated from its hallowed halls and used their collegiality to make things happen FDR s wealth came from the Delanos which was basically drug money opium So I have to laugh at the karma of South American drugs coming across our borders after what we and the British did to the Chinese Lots of interesting info in this book You can see why China is the way it is after you look at how we have treated them

  • Hardcover
  • 432
  • The China Mirage
  • James D. Bradley
  • English
  • 07 April 2018
  • 9780316196673