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Diplomats in BlueU.S. Naval Officers in China, 1922-1933$
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William Reynolds Braisted

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780813032887

Published to Florida Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.5744/florida/9780813032887.001.0001

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William Reynolds Braisted

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DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813032887.003.0023

This chapter examines the American naval presence in China. It explains that the East India Squadron, precursor to the Asiatic Fleet, traces its roots to 1835, when Commodore Edmund P. Kennedy was dispatched to the Far East with Edmund F. Roberts to negotiate commercial agreements with China and Japan. It discusses the implications of the Asiatic Fleet's involvement in the conflicts in China during the interwar years for Chinese-American relations. It suggests that while Americans believed their motivations to be honorable, many Chinese considered them as self-interested as those of other foreigners. Thus, the Americans' actions contributed to Chinese resentment toward foreign intervention which continues to the present.

Keywords:   naval presence, China, Asiatic Fleet, Edmund P. Kennedy, Far East, Edmund F. Roberts, Japan, Chinese-American relations, foreign intervention

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