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China and the American Dream: A Moral Inquiry. By Richard Madsen. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1995; xxiv+262 pp.

China and the American Dream: A Moral Inquiry. By Richard Madsen. Berkeley: University of... Weltanschauung as it w o u l d be to that of the Japanese" ("The Transplanta- tion of Democracy," Scientific Monthly, March 1945, p. 170). Like many oth- ers, Keller simply could not conceive of the prospects for a dramatic postwar reorientation of German or Japanese society or imagine that the political ex- perience of these societies in the 1920s h a d been in any w a y hopeful. While there were good reasons for such pessimism, it w a s fortunately not shared by those who ultimately determined American policy. Janssens's work has contributed to our u n d e r s t a n d i n g of why not. Steven S c h w a r t z b e r g University o f Nevada, Las Vegas C h i n a a n d t h e A m e r i c a n D r e a m : A Moral Inquiry. By R i c h a r d Madsen. Berkeley: University o f California Press, 1995; xxiv+262 p p . For over a century, China and the United States have enjoyed a special, though at times a http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of American-East Asian Relations Brill

China and the American Dream: A Moral Inquiry. By Richard Madsen. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1995; xxiv+262 pp.

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© 1997 Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands
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1058-3947
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Weltanschauung as it w o u l d be to that of the Japanese" ("The Transplanta- tion of Democracy," Scientific Monthly, March 1945, p. 170). Like many oth- ers, Keller simply could not conceive of the prospects for a dramatic postwar reorientation of German or Japanese society or imagine that the political ex- perience of these societies in the 1920s h a d been in any w a y hopeful. While there were good reasons for such pessimism, it w a s fortunately not shared by those who ultimately determined American policy. Janssens's work has contributed to our u n d e r s t a n d i n g of why not. Steven S c h w a r t z b e r g University o f Nevada, Las Vegas C h i n a a n d t h e A m e r i c a n D r e a m : A Moral Inquiry. By R i c h a r d Madsen. Berkeley: University o f California Press, 1995; xxiv+262 p p . For over a century, China and the United States have enjoyed a special, though at times a

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Published: Jan 1, 1997

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