May 6, 2017: Seminar on “Lessons from 19th Century U.S.-China Relation Applied to 21st Century” given by Don Tow, President of NJ-ALPHA, at the annual meeting of the “Alliance for Preserving Historical Accuracy of Foreign Invasions in China “ (APHAFIC) in San Diego, CA.

In the 19th century, under the leadership of Ambassador Anson Burlingame and Secretary of State William Seward, the U.S. for a brief period changed its foreign policy toward China from one based on “unequal treaties” to one based on “equality of nations.”  Are there lessons that we can learn from the 19th century that can be applied to U.S.-China relationship in the 21st century?

This talk was based on Don’s article published in March 2017 in the China-U.S. Focus Digest  with the title “U.S.-China Relationship Can Use Another Anson Burlingame

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