Date of Award
Master of Arts
Jack C. Plano
Masters Thesis-Open Access
After more than two decades of fundamental differences due to lack of direct diplomatic relations, the People's Republic of China and the United States are developing a harmonious working relationship. Friendly relations between these two major nations began to improve in 1972 during President Richard Nixon's visit to China that had been arranged by Henry Kissinger, Assistant for National Security Affairs.
The purpose of this thesis is to show that nations can overcome their negative stereotyped images with one another when their leaders will enter into effective communication.
Chapter I considers the historical aspects of the Sino-American relationship.
Chapter II discusses the American Foreign Policy of containing the People's Republic of China.
Chapter III examines the China policy of the Nixon Presidency.
Chapter IV examines the implementation of the changed China policy during the Ford and Carter administrations.
Chapter V analyzes the benefits of the changed China policy.
Patrick, "The United States and China: From Noncommunication to Diplomatic Relations" (1979). Master's Theses. 2036.