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ChinaFile Presents: ‘The China Mission’

Executive Editor of Foreign Affairs Daniel Kurtz-Phelan will be speaking about his new book, The China Mission: George Marshall’s Unfinished War, 1945-1947, which deals with the tumultuous aftermath of WWII, frantic U.S. engagement with China, and what led to the moment America “lost” the Middle Kingdom. He will be in conversation with Arthur Ross Director of the Center on U.S.-China Relations Orville Schell.

This exploration of one of the most devastating moments in U.S.-China relations comes at an urgent moment. Policymakers, the business community, and others both in the Unites States and elsewhere worry about deteriorating American resolve to uphold an international world order it has championed since WWII. These changes are occurring just as a more assertive China seeks to sell its own brand of authoritarian rule to a largely leaderless world.