More than thirty years have passed since the normalization of Sino-American relations in 1979. The United States and China are becoming more interdependent economically, yet at the same time, significant movement and improvements in Sino-American relations are constrained by major economic, security, political and other differences between the two countries. This volume analyzes current problems and issues in Sino-American relations in the context of regional and global strategic patterns and their historical development in the last thirty years. These problems and issues such as the international financial crisis, development of global reserve currencies, regional conflicts and competition for international domination have significant impacts on both world powers, and important implications to the world economy and politics.
'Hao Yufan, a veteran observer of U.S.-China relations, has assembled a unique team of Chinese and American scholars to assess the interactions between Washington and Beijing in several key issue areas. Timely and comprehensive in scope, the contributors are cautionary about the scope for extensive cooperation between the world's two major powers. A useful guide for all analysts and students of Sino-American relations.' David Shambaugh, George Washington University and the Brookings Institution, USA 'This is an important book focusing on Sino-American relations, the most important bilateral relationship in global governance and politics. By bringing together scholars with diverse educational and professional backgrounds from both China and the United States, this book presents a comprehensive picture of this most crucial subject. A great contribution to our understanding of the China rising and its implication to the United States and the rest of the world.' Quansheng Zhao, American University, Washington, DC, USA 'This book is an excellent example of how quickly Chinese and American academics have created networks of research collaborations. All the authors in this volume have a mixed academic record, involving Chinese scholars with US training or US university positions, and vice versa for US scholars. The outcome here of this amazing interpretation of US and Chinese academia is a carefully edited volume that attempts to penetrate behind the diplomatic faÃ§ade of Sino-American foreign relations. It is a rich book , covering developments since the famous Nixon-Kissinger opening of the US to interactions with Mao’s China.' Political Studies Review