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The Program: The Tormented Aliance: American Servicement and the Occupation of China, 1941-1949

Zach Fredman’s The Tormented Alliance is the first book to draw on archives from all of the areas in China where U.S. forces deployed during the 1940s. It examines the formation, evolution, and undoing of the alliance between the United States and the Republic of China during World War II and the Chinese Civil War. Fredman reveals how each side brought to the alliance expectations that the other side was simply unable to meet, resulting in a tormented relationship across all levels of Sino-American engagement.

Presenter: Zach Fredman

Zach Fredman is assistant professor of history and associate chair of the Division of Arts and Humanities at Duke Kunshan University, Duke University’s joint venture campus in China. A New Mexico native and 1999 graduate of the Albuquerque Academy, Fredman earned his Ph.D. at Boston University and has held fellowships at the University of Cambridge, Dartmouth College, and Nanyang Technological University in Singapore.


Thursday, October 13, 2022


6:00 pm
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