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Lieberthal | Kenneth and Oksenberg | Michel [Leonard Woodcock]

Policy Making in China

First Edition | First Printing



Inscribed to the former US Ambassador to China Leonard Woodcock, the first edition of Policy Making in China by Kenneth Lieberthal and Michel Oksenberg.

Octavo, xvi, 445pp. Red cloth, title in gilt on spine. No additional printings listed. Solid text block, a fine example. In the publisher’s dust jacket, no price listed, touch of shelf wear, a near fine example. Inscribed on the front free endpaper: “Ann Arbor Jan. 1989 / To Leonard and Sharon Woodcock, With great admiration, affection, and appreciation, Ken Lieberthal / Mike Oksenberg.”

Leonard Woodcock (1911-2001) was the President of the United Auto Workers, the Chief of the US Liaison Office to the People’s Republic of China, and the first US Ambassador to China. Woodcock’s skills in negotiation from his time with the UAW made him a favorable selection to President Carter, who was looking to renew relations with China in the post-Vietnam world. During the Carter administration, Woodcock led the negotiations responsible for establishing full diplomatic relations with the People’s Republic of China in 1979. He would continue this role through 1981, ultimately serving both the Carter and Reagan administrations.

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Princeton University Press


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Lieberthal | Kenneth and Oksenberg | Michel [Leonard Woodcock]


[Leonard Woodcock]

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Kenneth and Oksenberg, Michel Lieberthal