Wu | William F. [Leonard Woodcock]

The Yellow Peril

First Edition | First Printing



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Inscribed to former US Ambassador to China Leonard Woodcock, the first edition of The Yellow Peril by William F. Wu.

Octavo, 241pp. Full red cloth, title in black on spine. Stated “First published 1982 as an Archon Book” on copyright page. Solid text block, faint foxing and dust remnants to top edge, a near fine example. In the publisher’s dust jacket, no price listed, light shelf wear, touch of chipping to corners and top edge of spine. A near fine example.

Inscribed on the title page: “To Ambassador + Mrs. Leonard Woodcock / William F. Wu 10/11/82.”

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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Hamden, CT


Archon Books


First Edition, First Printing

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Near Fine

Jacket Condition

Near Fine


Wu | William F. [Leonard Woodcock]


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