Books China 1945 Mao's Revolution and America's Fateful Choice by Richard Bernstein Hardcover, 445 pages, Random House Inc, List Price: $30 | purchase close overlay Buy Featured Book TitleChina 1945SubtitleMao's Revolution and America's Fateful ChoiceAuthorRichard Bernstein Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How? Amazon iBooks Independent Booksellers NPR Summary Analyzes the pivotal events of 1945 that changed relations between America and China from relative amiability to instability, challenging familiar assumptions about modern Sino-American paradigms. By the award-winning author of Ultimate Journey. Genres: Politics & Public Affairs Nonfiction History & Society Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email NPR stories about China 1945 Author Interviews Answering The Old Question: Who Lost China? November 8, 2014 Richard Bernstein's new China 1945 looks at the momentous events of that year in Asia, and argues that the U.S. focus on fighting Japanese forces in China weakened Chiang Kai-Shek's Nationalists.