然后就可以进入正题：凯南不见胡适之。 我在胡适档案中发现，胡适1949年到美国曾主动找老朋友Bruce C. Hopper搭线，想要拜会凯南，但被凯南手下的工作人员以日程太紧为由回绝（胡适纪念馆档案检索号HS-US01-002-029）：
November 29, 1949
Dear Professor Hooper:
Inasmuch as Mr. Keenan has been and will continue to be out of the office this week, I am replying to your letter of November 24, 1949, In which you suggest that he see Dr. Hu Shih, who will be in Washington on December 8.
From a knowledge of Mr. Kennan's present working schedule and from a study of his calendar, I know it would be impossible for him to see Dr. Hu Shih on December 8, And very difficult for him to see him at any time between now and the end of the year. I am therefore passing your note alone to miss the Walton W. Butterworth, assistant secretary for Far Eastern Affairs, and suggest that you get in touch with him as the person with whom Dr. Hu Shih could most probably talk on the Chinese situation.