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John Leighton Stuart’s Political Career in China

1st Edition

By Hao Ping

Routledge

228 pages

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In China, John Leighton Stuart (1876-1962) is a controversial figure occupying an important position in the history of modern China and Sino-U.S. relations. As a scholar and educator, Stuart loved Chinese culture and contributed much to the development of Chinese education. While as a missionary, he was inherently prejudiced against Marxism. As the U.S. ambassador to China, Stuart executed U.S. government's policy, and was finally stereotyped as a symbol of "American imperialism".

This book gives a detailed account of Stuart's complicated and deep political involvement in modern China. Stuart had close relationships with Chiang Kai-shek and other high-ranking officials of Kuomingtang (KMT), while he was also an honored guest of Mao Tse-tung and Chinese Communist Party (CCP). During his tenure as the U.S. Ambassador to China, Stuart did implement U.S. government's policy of supporting KMT. But when the CCP's gaining power became inevitable, he took a pragmatic attitude and urged the U.S. government to normalize its diplomatic relations with the Communist Government. These seemingly contradictory behaviors reveal Stuart's complex features and the changeable era.

By collecting substantial relevant materials both at home and abroad, both published and unpublished, this book reveals Stuart's multidimensional characters, getting rid of the stereotype. Academic and general readers interested in Stuart, modern Chinese history and Sino-U.S. relations will be attracted by this book.

Table of Contents

Translator's Acknowledgements Chapter 1 Stuart's Involvement in Chinese Politics (1920-1937) Chapter 2 From Mediator to Captive (1937-1945) Chapter 3 Serving as U.S. Ambassador to China (1945-1946) Chapter 4 The Troubled Ambassador (1946-1947) Chapter 5 The Irreversible Failure (1948-1949) Chapter 6 The End of Stuart's Career as Ambassador (1949-1962) Appendix I: A Chronology of John Leighton Stuart Appendix II: A Glossary of Personal Names Appendix III: A Glossary of Place Names Appendix IV: A Glossary of Other Proper Names Works Cited. Sigla and General Notes. Afterword of the First Chinese Edition. Postscript of the Second Chinese Edition

About the Author

Hao Ping earned his Master's degree in history from University of Hawaii and Doctorate in International Relations from Peking University. His publications include Sun Yat-sen and America (Foreign Language Teaching and Research Press, 2012), etc.

About the Series

China Perspectives

The China Perspectives series focuses on translating and publishing works by leading Chinese scholars, writing about both global topics and China-related themes. It covers Humanities & Social Sciences, Education, Media and Psychology, as well as many interdisciplinary themes.

This is the first time that any of these books have been translated into English for international readers. The series aims to put forward a Chinese perspective, give insights into cutting-edge academic thinking in China, and inspire researchers globally.

 

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BIO000000
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / General
BIO006000
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Historical
BIO010000
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Political
BIO018000
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Religious
BIO019000
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Educators
HIS000000
HISTORY / General
HIS008000
HISTORY / Asia / China
HIS037070
HISTORY / Modern / 20th Century
POL011000
POLITICAL SCIENCE / International Relations / General