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The Resource China Hand, an autobiography, John Paton Davies, Jr

China Hand, an autobiography, John Paton Davies, Jr

Label
China Hand, an autobiography
Title
China Hand, an autobiography
Statement of responsibility
John Paton Davies, Jr
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
At the height of the McCarthyite hysteria of the 1950s, John Paton Davies, Jr., was summoned to the State Department one morning and fired. His offense? The career diplomat had counseled the U.S. government during World War II that the Communist forces in China were poised to take over the country--which they did, in 1949. Davies joined the thousands of others who became the victims of a political maelstrom that engulfed the country and deprived the United States of the wisdom and guidance of an entire generation of East Asian diplomats and scholars. The son of American missionaries, Davies was born in China at the turn of the twentieth century. Educated in the United States, he joined the ranks of the newly formed Foreign Service in the 1930s and returned to China, where he would remain until nearly the end of World War II. During that time he became one of the first Americans to meet and talk with the young revolutionary known as Mao Zedong. He documented the personal excesses and political foibles of Chinese Nationalist leader Chiang Kai-shek. As a political aide to General Joseph "Vinegar Joe" Stilwell, the wartime commander of the Allied forces in East and South Asia, he traveled widely in the region, meeting with colonial India's Nehru and Gandhi to gauge whether their animosity to British rule would translate into support for Japan. Davies ended the war serving in Moscow with George F. Kennan, the architect of America's policy toward the Soviet Union. Kennan found in Davies a lifelong friend and colleague. Neither, however, was immune to the virulent anticommunism of the immediate postwar years. China Hand is the story of a man who captured with wry and judicious insight the times in which he lived, both as observer and as actor
Member of
Cataloging source
IDEBK
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1908-1999
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Davies, John Paton
Dewey number
  • 327.2092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E748.D214
LC item number
A3 2012eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Haney Foundation series
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  • Davies, John Paton
  • Diplomats
  • Diplomatic and consular service, American
  • United States
  • China
  • China
  • Davies, John Paton
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • Diplomatic and consular service, American
  • Diplomatic relations
  • Diplomats
  • China
  • United States
Label
China Hand, an autobiography, John Paton Davies, Jr
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. 1. Leaving and returning -- pt. 2. "This assignment is not made at your request nor for your convenience" -- pt. 3. Public and personal diplomacy -- pt. 4. The question of China -- pt. 5. Moscow nights and days -- pt. 6. At war at home
Control code
843076282
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (x, 351 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781283898638
Lccn
2011033181
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
421113
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)843076282
Label
China Hand, an autobiography, John Paton Davies, Jr
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. 1. Leaving and returning -- pt. 2. "This assignment is not made at your request nor for your convenience" -- pt. 3. Public and personal diplomacy -- pt. 4. The question of China -- pt. 5. Moscow nights and days -- pt. 6. At war at home
Control code
843076282
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (x, 351 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781283898638
Lccn
2011033181
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
421113
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)843076282

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