This up-to-date textbook reviews China's foreign policy goals since the PRC's active reemergence in world affairs following the Cultural Revolution of 1966–1969, covering China's quest for security, the breakthrough in China-U.S. relations, and the course of Sino-Soviet rivalry.
1. Introduction 2. Growth of Chinese Foreign Policy, 1949–1969 3. Sino-American Relations: The Profound Breakthrough 4. The Peking Summit and the Beginning of the New Relations Between Beijing and Washington 5. Complications and Ultimate Success in the Normalization Process Between Beijing and Washington 6. The Sino-Soviet Conflict 7. The Great Triangular Relationship: Beijing-Moscow-Washington 8. China and Its Asian Neighbors: Japan, Korea, and Indochina 9. China and Its Asian Neighbors: Southeast and South Asia 10. China and the Third World