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Public opinion and foreign policy America"s China policy, 1949-1979 by Leonard A. Kusnitz

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Published by Greenwood Press in Westport, Conn .
Written in English



  • United States,
  • China


  • Public opinion -- United States -- History -- 20th century.,
  • United States -- Foreign relations -- China.,
  • China -- Foreign relations -- United States.,
  • China -- Foreign public opinion, American.

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Edition Notes

StatementLeonard A. Kusnitz.
SeriesContributions in political science,, no. 114
LC ClassificationsE183.8.C5 K87 1984
The Physical Object
Paginationxii, 191 p. :
Number of Pages191
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3183754M
ISBN 10031324264X
LC Control Number83026508

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