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President Nixon Visits China: The Week That Changed the World

February 27, 2012

This week on dialogue we examine a critical turning point in the history of the Cold War with President Nixon’s visit to China in 1972.  Joining us will be J. Stapleton Roy, who served as U.S. Ambassador to China, Singapore and Indonesia. Currently, he's director of the Kissinger Institute on China and the United States. Also, Douglas Spelman, Deputy Director of the Kissinger Institute joins us. Finally, Yafeng Xia, an Associate Professor of History at Long Island University in New York and a guest professor at the Center for Cold War International History Studies with East China Normal University in Shanghai. He's also a fellow with the Wilson Center's History and Public Policy Program.

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Kissinger Institute on China and the United States

The Kissinger Institute works to ensure that China policy serves American long-term interests and is founded in understanding of historical and cultural factors in bilateral relations and in accurate assessment of the aspirations of China’s government and people.  Read more