U.S.-Chinese Relations: Perilous Past, Pragmatic Present

U.S.-Chinese Relations: Perilous Past, Pragmatic Present

by Robert G. Sutter
     
 

ISBN-10: 0742568423

ISBN-13: 9780742568426

Pub. Date: 06/16/2010

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.

This comprehensive and lucid assessment of the key historical and contemporary determinants of Sino-America relations explains the conflicted engagement between the two governments. Offering a welcome richness of discussion and analysis, distinguished analyst Robert G. Sutter explores the twists and turns of the relationship over the past two hundred years. The

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This comprehensive and lucid assessment of the key historical and contemporary determinants of Sino-America relations explains the conflicted engagement between the two governments. Offering a welcome richness of discussion and analysis, distinguished analyst Robert G. Sutter explores the twists and turns of the relationship over the past two hundred years. The mixed historical record convincingly shows that strong differences and mutual suspicions persist, only partly overridden by a mutual pragmatism that shifts with circumstances. As the only book on the subject that combines a unified assessment of the historical evolution, contemporary status, and likely prospects of U.S.-Chinese relations, this balanced and pragmatic study will be an essential resource for all concerned with the globe's most crucial bilateral partnership.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780742568426
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
06/16/2010
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
340
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

1 Introduction and Overview 1

2 Patterns of American-Chinese Relations Prior to World War II 15

3 Relations during World War II, Civil War, Cold War 39

4 Rapprochement and Normalization 65

5 Tiananmen, Taiwan, and Post-Cold War Realities, 1989-2000 95

6 U.S.-China Policy Priorities and Implications for Relations in the Twenty-First Century 123

7 An Emerging U.S.-China Equilibrium in the Twenty-First Century 147

8 Security Issues in Contemporary U.S.-China Relations 169

9 Economic and Environmental Issues in Contemporary U.S.-China Relations 191

10 Taiwan Issues in Contemporary U.S.-China Relations 219

11 Issues of Human Rights in Contemporary U.S.-China Relations 243

12 Outlook: Continued Positive Equilibrium amid Differences and Suspicions 267

Notes 279

Selected Bibliography 317

Index 323

About the Author 333

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