Academic journal article Pennsylvania Literary Journal

Your Dragon Ate Our Flag

Academic journal article Pennsylvania Literary Journal

Your Dragon Ate Our Flag

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Your Dragon Ate Our Flag Gregg A. Brazinsky. Winning the Third World: Sino-American Rivalry During the Cold War. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, April 17, 2017. ISBN: 978-1-4696-3170-7. $39.95. 448pp. 6.125X9.25". 8 illustrations.

The cover of this book includes a slightly vandalized version of the American flag, which is upside down, and does not have all of its stripes and stars... And it's being attacked by a red dragon that is plowing a hole across it.

This is a study about the struggle between China and America during the Cold War in the third world. In recent years, China is continuing this struggle by building roads and infrastructure in the third world to make it easier for it to sell products there, so this is a good time to look back at how China gained a dominant position in the developing markets.

Curiously most of the titles are called a synonym of "rivalry" and "competition," but the last chapter is called, "Competition and Cooperation, 1968-1979," thus suggesting that while the relationship was strained between China and the US, it cooled and became friendly after this point.

This book was sponsored by a 2010-11 visiting scholarship at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, in between Gregg A. …

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