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  Encyclopedia :: encyclopedia : Richard Nixon   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Nixon was elected to the United States Senate in 1950, defeating actress turned congresswoman Helen Gahagan Douglas, whom Nixon accused during the campaign of having communist sympathies, calling her the "Pink Lady." In the campaign the Independent Review newspaper tagged Nixon with a nickname he would never shake: "Tricky Dick".
Nixon was notable among Vice Presidents in having actually stepped up to run the government three times when Eisenhower was ill: on the occasions of Eisenhower's heart attack on September 24, 1955; his ileitis in June 1956; and his stroke in November 1957.
Nixon likewise was instructed by CBS television producers to wear a grey suit that blended into the backdrop, whereas Kennedy was told by the same producer to wear a fl suit which would stand out when fl and white television was the standard.
www.hallencyclopedia.com /Richard_Nixon   (8302 words)

 Nixon in China (opera) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Nixon in China (1985-87) is an opera with music by the American composer John Adams and a libretto by Alice Goodman, about the visit of Richard Nixon to China in 1972, where he met with Mao Zedong and other Chinese officials.
As the soldiers wait, an airplane taxis and lands on the stage - the Nixons and Henry Kissinger disembark and are greeted by Chou Enlai.
Nixon in China is often considered Adams' most significant work and one of the major operas of the 20th century.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Nixon_in_China_(opera)   (1112 words)

 1972 Nixon visit to China - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
It was the first time a U.S. president had visited the People's Republic of China, which at the time did not maintain diplomatic relations with the U.S. At the conclusion of his trip, the United States and the PRC Governments issued the Shanghai Communiqué, a statement of their foreign policy views.
Nixon and the U.S. government reaffirmed their interests in a peaceful settlement of the Taiwan question by agreeing with the People's Republic of China themselves.
Nixon's historic visit has been turned into an opera and a popular quote.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Nixon_in_China   (345 words)

 | USA | Nixon's China |   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Nixon's new approach to China was favorable for both parties, as the Sino-Soviet relation grew more dangerous than the conflicts the USA had with both countries, and so the U.S. tried to develop ties to each country.
China was important for the U.S., because it was the dominant power in Asia and presumably a great influence and supporter of North Vietnam.
China supported the North, America the South, but both didn’t want their client to win, in order not to destabilize the region and keep the balance.
www.lars-klein.com /start/usa/nixon/nixonchina.html   (190 words)

 James Wierzbicki / John Adams
And that's why ''Nixon in China,'' instead of being just another easily dismissed operatic flop, is a failure of the sort that brings tears of regret to a critic's eyes even as he's wielding the hatchet.
Nixon was presented in a romantic, almost heroic, light; he was portrayed not as a flawed president but as a hopeful human being, someone worried about failing yet still willing to extend the hand of friendship.
Morris' choreography, an incidental feature of "Nixon in China," is constantly on view in "Klinghoffer"; often the main characters are limned simultaneously by a singer and a dancer, and sometimes there is telling dissonance between the performers' statements.
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 Tietosanakirja :: encyclopedia : Richard Nixon   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Nixon hyödynsi antikommunismia oman uransa edestämiseksi, mutta käyttäytyi huomattavasti kohtuullisemmin kuin senaattori Joseph McCarthy.
Nixon ja hänen varapresidenttinsä Spiro Agnew kuitenkin ehdittiin valita selvällä enemmistöllä toiselle kaudelle ennen kuin rikollisuusvyyhti alkoi purkautua.
Erottuaan presidentinvirasta Nixon kirjoitti yhdeksän kirjaa, joissa hän analysoi mm.
www.tietosanakirja.org /Richard_Nixon   (475 words)

 Nixon in China English National Opera, 7 June 2000   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Nixon in China is a rich, complex opera, full of private passions, heroism, big ideas (capitalism versus communism), but also irony and wit.
In Nixon in China the familiarity of the current-affair-style topic creates a tension between the relevance for our lives and the aesthetic distance, which is created by the music and the singing.
Nixon in China at the ENO made for a very enjoyable evening and it should become a regular in the opera repertoire.
www.musicweb.uk.net /SandH/2000/june00/nixon.htm   (629 words)

 Nixon in China   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Nixon manage to exchange a few words before Premier Chou rises to make the first of the evening's toasts, a tribute to patriotic fraternity.
Nixon is ushered onstage by her party of guides and journalists.
The Nixons respond to the latter; they are drawn to the downtrodden peasant girl - in fact, they are drawn into the action on the side of simple virtue.
www.classic99.com /onixon.htm   (362 words)

 Nixon in China Show Page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
And each main character is subtly drawn: Nixon, the wardhouse politico, down-to-earth but always alert to appearances on the world stage, and shrewd enough to take advantage of the knowledge of his sidekick Henry Kissinger (the only character treated badly in the opera).
But this scene operates on another level as well, for, as Pat Nixon sees the various sites her mind turns inward to memories of her own country, and she begins to reminisce on its heritage and history rather than on what is in front of her.
Here Nixon the president becomes completely humanized, as a person with emotions and triumphs just like any other G.I.-a portrait that may be at odds with our conception of him but which sticks stubbornly in the mind as the most sympathetic he has been given anywhere.
www.portlandopera.org /2005/nixon/about.shtml   (1495 words)

 Guardian Unlimited Arts | | Nixon in China, Coliseum, London
Janis Kelly as Pat Nixon, James Maddalena as Richard Nixon and Mark Stone as Chou En-Lai in Nixon In China.
Nixon in China, first seen at ENO in 2000, was to have reopened the refurbished Coliseum in February 2004, but it fell victim to delays.
Still, Nixon in China has been arguably the most influential opera of the past 20 years.
arts.guardian.co.uk /reviews/story/0,,1800858,00.html   (359 words)

 Writing 125: Portrayals of Nixon on the stage
Nixon in China, with music by John Adams and libretto by Alice Goodman, was commissioned by the Brooklyn Academy of Music, the Houston Grand Opera and the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.
In some measure, perhaps, Nixon made tapes of all his conversations because he wanted to be able to go back to them when he was no longer President, and remember what was once--how he had made great decisions from the large oval room, that led to great changes in the world.
Nixon refers to the Great Wall of China, but in a sense he also means a wall around his pride, the great "kingdom" that he has built, all have come crumbling down.
www.wellesley.edu /Writing/Nixon/nixon_onStage.html   (542 words)

 Aisle Say (Twin Cities): NIXON IN CHINA
The diplomatic coup is the subject of John Adam's opera Nixon in China, the closing opera of the 2004-2005 Minnesota Opera season.
Upon first hearing the title Nixon in China, you may be prone to snicker or a good eye-roll.
It is difficult to disentangle Nixon from a shallow caricature, jowls and all.
www.aislesay.com /MN-NIXON.html   (1033 words)

 china : Savings and Deals   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
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 'Nixon in China' successfully mixes reality and illusion - The Boston Globe
In Alice Goodman's magnificent libretto for John Adams's "Nixon in China," Premier Chou En-lai defines the process of history as moving "from vision to inheritance." With OperaBoston's exciting production at the Cutler Majestic Theatre, the history of the opera moves beyond the vision of the original creators into the beginning of its inheritance.
The whole opera traces a similar arc, from the churning music of the beginning airport scene, cameras flashing, to the transparency of the close, which dwells in private thoughts of each of the principal characters, which paradoxically unfold in magical ensemble writing.
In Gail Buckley's striking costumes, Elizabeth Weigle also looked a lot like Pat Nixon, until she started to flirt knowingly with the audience like a sitcom queen; the point about Pat was how uncomfortably imprisoned she was by public life and her own image.
www.boston.com /ae/theater_arts/articles/2004/03/14/nixon_in_china_successfully_mixes_reality_and_illusion   (588 words)

 BBC News | ASIA-PACIFIC | Flashback: Nixon in China
Nixon's ground-breaking visit was hailed as a diplomatic triumph as relations between the two countries thawed.
Nixon's trip opened the way for cultural, scientific and trade exchanges between the two countries, which led in turn to eventual diplomatic recognition.
While her husband worked, Pat Nixon carried out a gruelling schedule of official engagements, taking in hospitals, sporting events, the zoo and the imperial Summer Palace, among a host of other tourist attractions.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/world/asia-pacific/1821104.stm   (732 words)

 The Observer | Review | All the president's mien...
Nixon in China ends elegiacally, after a raucous chorus celebrating prize pigs and a parodic skit about the beleaguered peasantry.
Nixon in China, about American innocents abroad in the wiliest and most cynically elderly of cultures, voices Adams's gratitude to his adopted state.
Nixon, arriving in Peking, excitedly announces that his visit to Mao is being studied by 'the eyes and ears of history'.
www.observer.co.uk /review/story/0,6903,327902,00.html   (1396 words)

 MPR: Nixon and Mao sing and dance
Paul, Minn. — "Nixon in China" was the first of the "CNN operas" based on recent events.
In portraying Nixon, he tries to capture a few of the president's mannerisms, such as his jowly scowl and hunched back, but without turning him into a caricature.
In preparing for their roles, the cast of "Nixon in China" studied documents, films, and television footage.
news.minnesota.publicradio.org /features/2005/05/12_gehrkek_nixoninchina   (1022 words)

 KDHX Theatre Review - Nixon in China   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Richard Nixon’s 1972 diplomatic mission to China was one of the most significant events of the last century.
Nixon in China, receiving its first local performance by Opera Theatre, is as static and dramatically inert a piece of musical theatre as you are ever likely to endure.
Nixon speaks in typically American political rhetoric, Mao Tse-tung in riddles, and Chou En-Lai in Marxist clichés.
www.kdhx.org /reviews/nixon_in_china.html   (979 words)

 The American Experience | Nixon's China Game | Program Description
The documentary features never-before-seen footage of Kissinger’s secret mission to China, newly released transcripts of the negotiations, private diaries, Nixon’s own handwritten notes, and interviews with American and Chinese officials -- including those who were in on the covert plan, and those who were kept in the dark.
To test the waters, a dress rehearsal of Nixon’s China visit was mounted in January 1972.
But within months, Nixon’s journey to China was overshadowed by Watergate, as the scandal that would bring down his presidency began to unfold.
www.pbs.org /wgbh/amex/china/filmmore/description.html   (1008 words)

 In the Spotlight: "Nixon in China" exhibit spotlights historic trip
The results of that Gallup Poll along with photographs from the Nixon Library, media coverage of the event, and government and declassified materials are featured in an exhibit called “Nixon in China” at Northwestern University Library running through June 1.
The Chicago Opera Theater assisted librarian and exhibit curator Beth Clausen in obtaining photographs from the Nixon Library in Yorba Linda, Calif. Among images from that library are photos of the historic handshake of Premier Zhou En-lai and President Nixon; Nixon and First Lady Pat Nixon at the Great Wall; and Mrs.
Northwestern University Library and the Chicago Opera Theater are co-sponsors of the “Nixon in China” exhibit at Northwestern.
www.library.northwestern.edu /news/archives/001284.html   (403 words)

 Warren I. Cohen, Nixon In China: A Turning Point in World History eJournal USA, April 2006
The Americans continued to recognize Chiang Kai-shek's Republic of China, defeated on the mainland and surviving on the island of Taiwan, as the legitimate government of all of China.
Nixon responded to the Chinese demands for the removal of American forces from Taiwan by committing the United States to their ultimate withdrawal and promising to do so gradually as tension in the area (Vietnam) diminished.
Nonetheless, the Nixon administration was prepared to abrogate its defense treaty with Taiwan, gambling that in the short run the people of the island could defend themselves and that in the long run a peaceful solution could be found.
usinfo.state.gov /journals/itps/0406/ijpe/cohen.htm   (1767 words)

 History Declassified: Nixon in China - Council on Foreign Relations   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
And even in 1969 to 1972, China was still in confrontation in a general sense with the United States, and in sharp confrontation with the Soviet Union.
Nixon was very conscious of the need to erase the John Foster Dulles memory, and he knew he was going to stick his hand out and shake hands.
Someone earlier alluded to, you know, coming back to China 20 years later and sort of seeing the results, to some degree, of this opening and sort of drawing a line from 1971-72, to recognition, to economic reform, eventually WTO [World Trade Organization] entry, all of that.
www.cfr.org /publication/7980/history_declassified.html?breadcrumb=default   (8350 words)

 Nixon In China @ Coliseum, London: opera review
The historic meeting between Nixon and Mao in 1972, with a trio of secretaries-cum-translaters acting as a mini-chorus, is fascinating and although it portrays Mao as an intelligent philosopher and Nixon as rather a hick, the opera neither satirises nor derides the characters.
News!") during the endless handshakes on the tarmac leave us in no doubt that Nixon is conscious of the historic nature of the visit, though later events of course meant he left a very different legacy in the collective mind of the Western world.
Pat Nixon comes across rather splendidly as slightly naive but warm-hearted woman, responding openly and honestly to a new culture.
www.musicomh.com /opera/eno-nixon-in-china_0606.htm   (642 words)

 Nixon in China, Bush in Mideast - the parallels | csmonitor.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
During the Nixon years as vice president and then president, it was easy to see why he had so many fierce opponents: He practiced a personal kind of politics that often got him angry at those who stood in the way of what he wanted to do.
So it was that along with his to-the-bitter-end loyalists, Nixon also had many among the electorate who reacted to his style with their own hatred.
Nixon's obstruction of justice and his weakening of the presidency as an institution remain an indelible blot on his record.
www.csmonitor.com /2004/1207/p09s01-cogs.html   (848 words)

 Nixon in China
Photographs by the China News Agency are indicated by [CNA].
Nixon and National Security Advisor Henry Kissinger on Air Force One en route to China.
Nixon with Madam Mao, Jiang Qing (of the famous "Gang of Four") at the performance.
www.gmu.edu /library/specialcollections/nixon_in_china.html   (349 words)

 Nixon In China
Kissinger went him one better: in its effect on the United States, Nixon’s China trip would be the greatest event since the end of the Civil War.
China, he said, had never helped any other country.
The Nixon entourage drove past a red gate and through a wooded expanse to the road that led to Mao’s unimposing house.
www.usc.edu /uscnews/stories/6307.html   (1310 words)

 America, China, and Russia: The Trilateral Relationship
Lampton, in addition to working at The Nixon Center, is a professor of China Studies at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) in Washington, DC.
The report focuses on the implications of China's increasing power in Asia and serves as a prescription for the new Bush Administration.
Program Brief: "China's Entry into the WTO: Implications for China and the World Economy," A Discussion with Nicholas Lardy, Volume 8, #2, February 7, 2002.
www.nixoncenter.org /chinaprogramindex.htm   (605 words)

 Nixon in China: A Postmodernist Exercise - Kenneth LaFave
Nixon in China: A Postmodernist Exercise - Kenneth LaFave
The world premiere of Nixon in China last October in Houston was the focus of extraordinary press attention and public interest.
Where opera relates drama primarily through the medium of classical singing--its literary and staging aspects being fundamentally secondary--Nixon in China balanced visual, textual, and musical elements to present a meditation of sorts on recent history: the 1972 visit of President Nixon to China that began the current thaw in Sino-American relations.
www.worldandi.com /specialreport/1988/january/Sa14090.htm   (294 words)

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