China and the United States Author:George Lee A social studies activity book for grades 5-8+ with reproducible activities and questions, Historical decisions, biographical sketches, historical facts, multicultural focus, critical thinking, problem solving and predicting. — Today, the nations of the People's Republic of China and the United States are exploring their options for dealing with ... more »one another. It is an important question since they are the two largest nations facing each other across the Pacific Rim. Many will look at this as just a contemporary issue, forgetting that the two peoples have already had a long, often friendly, but at other times antagonistic, view of each other.
The purpose of this book is to help the student understand some of the history of China - how it has been affected by outsiders, and how it has responded to those who have tried to change it. The average American, with his eyes on Europe, has never given serious thought to our relations with China; it is time that we do so. For those Chinese who read the text, it will remind them that of all the nations that have made an imprint on China, their best friend has been the United States.« less