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Piercing the Bamboo Curtain: Tentative Bridge-building to China During the Johnson Years

Michael Lumbers

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719077784
eISBN:
9781781700808
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719077784.001.0001
Subject:
History, Political History

This is a comprehensive study of US policy towards China during the presidency of Lyndon Baines Johnson, a critical phase of the Cold War immediately preceding the dramatic Sino-American ... More


Imperial sisters in Hong Kong: disease, conflict and nursing in the British Empire, 1880–1914

Angharad Fletcher

in Colonial Caring: A history of colonial and post-colonial nursing

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780719099700
eISBN:
9781526104397
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719099700.003.0003
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Transnational developments in biomedicine and technology together with broader social changes, not only reshaped disease prevention and healthcare policy, but facilitated mass migrations of people, ... More


Two China ‘gadabouts’: guerrilla nursing with the Friends Ambulance Unit, 1946–48

Susan Armstrong-Reid

in Colonial Caring: A history of colonial and post-colonial nursing

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780719099700
eISBN:
9781526104397
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719099700.003.0011
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter draws upon a rich collection of untapped private and public papers held in Canada, the USA, and Great Britain. With the promise to “go anywhere, do anything”, British surgical nurse ... More


Hong Kong and British culture: postwar contexts

Mark Hampton

in Hong Kong and British Culture, 1945-97

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780719099236
eISBN:
9781526104373
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719099236.003.0001
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This chapter provides the context in which Britain’s post-war cultural engagement with Hong Kong occurred. At the end of World War II, the Colonial Government resumed control over a now depopulated ... More


Sorting out China: British accounts from pre-Opium War Canton

John M. Carroll

in The Cultural Construction of the British World

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780719097898
eISBN:
9781526104403
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719097898.003.0007
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

The Canton System, which regulated China's trade with the West from the mid-1700s until the Opium War (1839-1842), has often been held up as an example of everything that was wrong with Qing China ... More


From India to China: P&O and the opium trade, 1845–57

Freda Harcourt

in Flagships of Imperialism: The P&O Company and the Politics of Empire From Its Origins to 1867

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719073939
eISBN:
9781781700761
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719073939.003.0004
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This chapter discusses the role played by the steamships of P&O in the opium trade. P&O started to transport opium from Bombay to China in 1847 and the low volume and high value of opium made it an ... More


Nuts, bolts and money, 1843–65

Freda Harcourt

in Flagships of Imperialism: The P&O Company and the Politics of Empire From Its Origins to 1867

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719073939
eISBN:
9781781700761
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719073939.003.0007
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This chapter focuses on the finances of P&O in the period between 1843 and 1865. P&O first decided to increase the fleet-size in 1844 after winning the contract for India and China. Discord between ... More


Introduction

Michael Lumbers

in Piercing the Bamboo Curtain: Tentative Bridge-building to China During the Johnson Years

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719077784
eISBN:
9781781700808
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719077784.003.0001
Subject:
History, Political History

This book tries to confirm that the Lyndon Baines Johnson presidency did not represent a period of stagnation, and that senior officials contemplated significant departures from long-standing China ... More


Holes in the dam: French recognition and the Chinese nuclear test, 1963–64

Michael Lumbers

in Piercing the Bamboo Curtain: Tentative Bridge-building to China During the Johnson Years

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719077784
eISBN:
9781781700808
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719077784.003.0003
Subject:
History, Political History

This chapter explores how China figured in Lyndon Baines Johnson's worldview as he assumed the presidency, and the events in 1964 – French recognition and the Chinese nuclear test – that steadily ... More


In Vietnam’s shadow: The reaffirmation of US China policy, 1964–65

Michael Lumbers

in Piercing the Bamboo Curtain: Tentative Bridge-building to China During the Johnson Years

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719077784
eISBN:
9781781700808
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719077784.003.0004
Subject:
History, Political History

This chapter explores the spectrum of opinion on China among Lyndon Baines Johnson officials and the resultant reaffirmation of policy through the summer of 1965, also investigating how Washington ... More


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