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Useful Adversaries:
Grand Strategy, Domestic Mobilization, and Sino-American Conflict, 1947-1958
Thomas J. Christensen

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TABLE OF CONTENTS:

List of Figures and Tables
Preface
Note on Translation and Romanization
Ch. 1Introduction3
Ch. 2Grand Strategy, National Political Power, and Two-Level Foreign Policy Analysis11
Ch. 3Moderate Strategies and Crusading Rhetoric: Truman Mobilizes for a Bipolar World32
Ch. 4Absent at the Creation: Acheson's Decision to Forgo Relations with the Chinese Communists77
Ch. 5The Real Lost Chance in China: Nonrecognition, Taiwan, and the Disaster at the Yalu138
Ch. 6Continuing Conflict over Taiwan: Mao, the Great Leap Forward, and the 1958 Quemoy Crisis194
Ch. 7Conclusion242
App. AAmerican Public Opinion Polls, 1947-1950263
App. BMao's Korean War Telegrams271
Bibliography277
Index305

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