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Bullock, Mary Brown
The oil prince's legacy : Rockefeller philanthropy in China / Mary Brown Bullock
Alternate Title Rockefeller philanthropy in China
Washington, D.C. : Woodrow Wilson Center Press ; Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, c2011
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 3rd Floor  E183.8.C5 B84 2011    AVAILABLE
Subject United States -- Foreign relations -- China -- History
China -- Foreign relations -- United States -- History
Rockefeller Foundation -- History
Subject(s) Endowment of research -- China -- History
Science and state -- China -- History
Medicine -- China -- History
Physical Description xv, 242 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 229-234) and index
Summary "The Oil Prince's Legacy traces Rockefeller philanthropy in China from the nineteenth century to today. Family diaries, letters, interviews in China, and institutional archival records are used to tell a compelling story about successive Rockefeller generations and U.S.-China cultural relations. This book describes how Rockefeller philanthropy came to focus on elite science and medicine and ensured their ongoing importance in the American-Chinese relationship. That importance is still seen today in the ties of the two countries in natural and social sciences, the humanities, economics, and higher education. The Rockefeller family's involvement with China continues in the fourth and fifth generations, even as Rockefeller philanthropy is reshaped in response to China's rise as a global power. Understanding the origin, evolution, Cold War interregnum, and post-Mao renewal of Rockefeller philanthropy brings new clarity to the nature and tenacity of this ongoing bilateral relationship."--Provided by publisher
Contents Introduction : A century of Rockefeller philanthropy in China -- Origins : medicine, art, and oil -- Agenda : "missionaries of science" -- Politics : encountering nationalism and communism -- Survival : Peking Union Medical College -- Renewal : Rockefeller philanthropy in post-Mao China -- Legacy : anniversaries

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