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America's Response to China: A History of Sino-American Relations
     

America's Response to China: A History of Sino-American Relations

by Warren Cohen
 

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America's Response to China has long been the standard resource for a succinct, historically grounded assessment of an increasingly complicated relationship. Written by one of America's leading diplomatic historians, this book analyzes the concerns and conceptions that have shaped U.S.-China policy and examines their far-reaching outcomes. Warren I. Cohen

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America's Response to China has long been the standard resource for a succinct, historically grounded assessment of an increasingly complicated relationship. Written by one of America's leading diplomatic historians, this book analyzes the concerns and conceptions that have shaped U.S.-China policy and examines their far-reaching outcomes. Warren I. Cohen begins with the mercantile interests of the newly independent American colonies and discusses subsequent events up to the Tiananmen Square massacre and the policies of George H. W. Bush and Bill Clinton. For this fifth edition, Cohen adds a chapter on America in the age of potential Chinese ascendance, envisioning future partnerships and the shrinking global influence of the United States. Trenchant and insightful, America's Response to China is critically important for understanding U.S.-China relations in the twenty-first century.

Editorial Reviews

American Diplomacy
Warren Cohen... [is] the leading historian of Sino-American relations of his generation. This book has much to offer both newcomers to its subject as well as those who have been studying relations between these two countries nearly as long as its author.
Pacific Historical Review
Lucid and concise... a model of its kind, thoughtful, even-tempered, and extremely well-written.
China Quarterly
Provocative and perceptive.
Political Science Quarterly
Careful, well-documented.
American Political Science Review - John King Fairbank
A fresh new look at the history of United States diplomacy towards China.... The subject will never be the same again.
The Daily Beast - Jeffrey N. Wasserstrom
A venerable work.
John King Fairbank
A fresh new look at the history of United States diplomacy towards China....The subject will never be the same again.
Steven I. Levine
Warren Cohen . . . [is] the leading historian of Sino-American relations of his generation. This book has much to offer both newcomers to its subject as well as those who have been studying relations between these two countries nearly as long as its author.
Booknews
The first edition was published in 1971, and the second about nine years later. Cohen (history dept. and Asians Studies Center, Michigan State U.) has revised and brought up to date this account of the evolution of Sino-American relations from purely commercial interests to complex geopolitical and ideological concerns. The bibliography is in the form of a guiding essay. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
American Diplomacy - Steven I. Levine

Warren Cohen... [is] the leading historian of Sino-American relations of his generation. This book has much to offer both newcomers to its subject as well as those who have been studying relations between these two countries nearly as long as its author.

American Political Science Review
A fresh new look at the history of United States diplomacy towards China.... The subject will never be the same again.

— John King Fairbank

The Daily Beast
A venerable work.

— Jeffrey N. Wasserstrom

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780231521727
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
Publication date:
06/01/2010
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
344
File size:
3 MB

Meet the Author

Warren I. Cohen is Distinguished University Professor Emeritus in the Department of History at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, and senior scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.

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