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Mongolia and the United StatesA Diplomatic History$
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Jonathan S. Addleton

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9789888139941

Published to Hong Kong Scholarship Online: January 2014

DOI: 10.5790/hongkong/9789888139941.001.0001

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Early Encounters

Early Encounters

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(p.1) Chapter 1 Early Encounters
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Mongolia and the United States
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Jonathan S. Addleton

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Hong Kong University Press
DOI:10.5790/hongkong/9789888139941.003.0001

This chapter briefly describes early encounters between the United States and Mongolia, starting in 1862 when possibly the first American citizen to ever visit Mongolia was granted a travel pass to travel from China to Siberia via “Outer Mongolia.” Other early connections are also brought to life, including an early account by the American journalist Thomas Knox (1835–1896); a description by future president Herbert Hoover of his unlikely meeting with the Bogd Khan at Gandaan Monastery; reflections by the American diplomat and Tibetan specialist William Rockhill on the Mongolian quest for independence; the adventures of the Swedish-American missionary and entrepreneur Frans Larson; the explorations of Roy Chapman Andrews in search of dinosaur bones in the Gobi; and the historic visit to Ulaanbaatar by US Vice President Henry Wallace in 1944.

Keywords:   Mongolia, United States, Russia, China, International Relations, Herbert Hoover, Thomas Knox, William Rockhill, Frans Larson, Henry Wallace

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