Welcome to the audio series that supplements the revised and 2nd edition of the awarding winning book, The United States and China: A History from the Eighteenth Century to the Present, published in August 2021 by Rowman & Littlefield. 30% discount code RLFANDF30.
Cover & frontispiece cartoons
In this episode, we will add more to Chapter 1 of the U.S.-China book by exploring America’s overall presence in the Indo- and Asia-Pacific region circa 1784-1844.
Source: Hinckley, Frank E. American Consular Jurisdiction in the Orient. Washington, D.C.: W. H. Lowdermilk and Company, 1906.
In this third audio episode, we will discuss some additional material for Chapter 2, exploring China treaties, opium issues, and U.S. strategic thinking at the turn of the 20th century.
Source: Martin, W. A. P. A Cycle of Cathay or China, South and North with Personal Reminiscences. New York: 1896.
Using James Michener's 1959 epic novel, Hawaii, and the 1970 movie "The Hawaiians," this episode shifts to the topic of immigration especially Hakka women immigrants to Hawaii, supplementing Chapter 3 of my U.S.-China book.
Hakka, Punti (本地人), Nyuk Tsin CHAR/KEE, Guangdong, Cantonese, Hakkaology
Today's topic is Christianity, missionaries, and missionaries’ second profession beyond missions. A Cycle of Cathay; Or, China, South and North, a memoir by W. A. P. Martin in 1896, illuminates some key issues relevant to our time. The text of the 1858 treaty of Tianjin (Tientsin) can be seen here.
In 2021, a great deal of attention was devoted to the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Chinese Communist Party, to the point that some other important global centennials were under-reported if not forgotten. Among those is the Washington Conference of November 12, 1921-February 6, 1922.
Some study questions are covered in my one hour interview with Dr. Grace C. Huang of St. Lawrence University about her book Chiang Kai-Shek and Politics of Shame can be heard for free at the New Books Network website: https://newbooksnetwork.com/chiang-kai-shek%C3%A2-s-politics-of-shame
Transcript of my interview with two high school students in Maine, U.S.A. from March 13, 2022 that is related to Chapter 7 of United States and China and China's Unequal Treaties: Narrating History (2005), two bestsellers authored by Dong Wang.
Today I will share with you the full transcript of my remarks on Xi LIAN’s book, Blood Letters: The Untold Story of Lin Zhao, A Martyr in Mao’s China (2018) at the American Society of Church History annual meeting in New York City on January 4, 2020.
September 7, 2022: In this episode, we'll introduce the film "To Live." It can be seen here. H-Net Teaching Conference, September 1, 2022, 5:00-5:50pm session. Characters: Fugui (XU), wife Jiazhen, son Yongqing, daughter Fengxia, Chunsheng (District Chief), and Fengxia's husband WAN Erxi.
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