so after my tutorial with Itai we decided rather than to focus on the cultural exchange between Europe and China, I should probably look more to that between China and the US, particularly during the Nixon administration in the 70's. much more material to work with in terms of representation (see above...thanks Andy!) and links between the two superpowers are so established I won't have to spend so much of my time trying to dig up evidence.
working title has to be re-worked. direction of research has to be tweaked.