FLORENCE, S.C. – Scott Kaufman, an assistant professor of history at Francis Marion University, has published his first book, “Confronting Communism: U.S. and British Policies toward China.”
The book examines how the United States and Great Britain were able to overcome serious disagreements over their respective policies toward China. The book covers the period from 1948 – a year before China became an area of contention between London and Washington – through 20 years of division, to the gradual resolution of Anglo-American divergences over China policy beginning in the mid-1960s.
The book looks at these divisions at the economic, military and political levels and ends with President Nixon’s visit to China in 1972, the year that Anglo-American divisions ended. The book fills a hole in the literature of Anglo-American relations and the respective China policies of these two allies, and also gives further insight into the workings of the Anglo-American alliance.
Kaufman received the B.A. degree in history from Kansas State University, and the M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in history from Ohio University. Prior to coming to Francis Marion in 2001, he was a lecturer in history at Southwest Missouri State University.
The book is published by the University of Missouri Press. A copy of the book is available in FMU’s James A. Rogers Library. The book can be purchased through amazon.com, Barnes and Noble, and Borders.
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