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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


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


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


The Great Society and the Politics of Assured Destruction, 1963–1966

James Cameron

in The Double Game: The Demise of America's First Missile Defense System and the Rise of Strategic Arms Limitation

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780190459925
eISBN:
9780190459956
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190459925.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter shows how Lyndon Baines Johnson and Robert McNamara attempted to reconcile the US emphasis on nuclear superiority with the administration’s new Great Society program and the consequent ... More


Testing the waters: An aborted policy review and closing moves, 1968–69

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/9780719077784.003.0007
Subject:
History, Political History

This chapter describes Lyndon Baines Johnson's ensuing interest in exploring means of nurturing moderate elements in Beijing, and the factors that ultimately derailed this policy review. It addresses ... More


Gendered Tropes and the New World Order: Cowboys, Welfare Queens, and Presidential Politics at Home and Abroad

Eileen Boris

in America and the Misshaping of a New World Order

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520098701
eISBN:
9780520943797
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520098701.003.0008
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Global

Heroic symbolisms and gender bias have always afflicted politics. This chapter describes the representation of two cultural and political archetypes that inhabits the American political landscape—the ... More


Conclusion

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/9780719077784.003.0008
Subject:
History, Political History

This chapter considers the factors underlying the relaxation of US attitudes towards China in the 1960s. It also discusses the significance of the Lyndon Baines Johnson team's tentative ... More


The irony of Vietnam: The emergence of a two-pronged China policy, 1965–66

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/9780719077784.003.0005
Subject:
History, Political History

This chapter reviews the thawing of attitudes to Lyndon Baines Johnson's heightened interest in averting Chinese intervention in the conflict and to his attempts to mobilize public support for a ... More


Weather Control as State Tool on Military and Diplomatic Fronts

Kristine C. Harper

in Make It Rain: State Control of the Atmosphere in Twentieth-Century America

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226437231
eISBN:
9780226437378
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226437378.003.0009
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter examines classified weather control techniques used for diplomatic and military purposes. The pyrotechnic delivery methods used in Project Stormfury had classified equivalents scheduled ... More


Bridge-building in limbo: The impact of the Cultural Revolution, 1966–67

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/9780719077784.003.0006
Subject:
History, Political History

This chapter addresses how the administration interpreted the outbreak of virtual civil war on the mainland, and examines why bridge-building was relegated to a state of limbo at this time. The ... More


Dr. Spock, Daisy Girl, and DDT: A Prehistory of Environmental Icons

Finis Dunaway

in Seeing Green: The Use and Abuse of American Environmental Images

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780226169903
eISBN:
9780226169934
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226169934.003.0001
Subject:
History, Environmental History

This chapter presents three sets of images as together constituting a prehistory of environmental icons: advertisements against nuclear testing produced by SANE (the National Committee for a Sane ... More


War, Power, and the New Politics

Gordon K. Mantler

in Power to the Poor: Black-Brown Coalition and the Fight for Economic Justice, 1960-1974

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807838518
eISBN:
9781469608075
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9780807838518.003.0004
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter discusses the convention held by the National Conference for New Politics (NCNP) to prepare for the 1968 presidential campaign and to “end the reign of Lyndon Baines Johnson.” From ... More


The Double Game: The Demise of America's First Missile Defense System and the Rise of Strategic Arms Limitation

James Cameron

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780190459925
eISBN:
9780190459956
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190459925.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This book tracks the development of the United States’ first antiballistic missile system from the beginning of the John F. Kennedy administration through its almost total prohibition with the ... More


Conclusion: The Double Game

James Cameron

in The Double Game: The Demise of America's First Missile Defense System and the Rise of Strategic Arms Limitation

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780190459925
eISBN:
9780190459956
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190459925.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The conclusion summarizes the argument of the book as a whole, pointing to the central importance of domestic public and congressional opinion since the presidencies of John F. Kennedy and Lyndon ... More


Introduction

James Cameron

in The Double Game: The Demise of America's First Missile Defense System and the Rise of Strategic Arms Limitation

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780190459925
eISBN:
9780190459956
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190459925.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The introductory chapter outlines an established consensus that the United States’ shift from a policy of nuclear superiority over the Soviet Union to a policy that emphasized arms control, mutual ... More


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