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Sino-American Relations
Challenges Ahead

Edited By

Yufan Hao

ISBN 9781409407973
Published November 28, 2010 by Routledge
272 Pages

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Book Description

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.

Table of Contents

Introduction, Hao Yufan; Part I Past and Future; Chapter 1 Relations in Need of Better Management: Reflections on Sino-American Relations During the Past Three Decades 1 I am grateful to Liu Weihua, Ph.D. candidate at the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, University of Macau and lecturer at Xi’an International Studies University for translating this chapter., Niu Jun; Chapter 2 From Scientific Tourism to Global Partnership(?): Thirty Years of Sino-American Relations in Science and Technology 1 Work on this chapter was made possible by support from the National Science Foundation, Award # OISE-0440422. An earlier version of this chapter was presented at the International Conference in Commemoration of the 30th Anniversary of the Normalization of Sino-American Relations, University of Macao, December 11–12, 2008., Richard P. Sutmeier; Chapter 3 Dealing with the US Congress: Beijing’s Learning Curve, Yang Jian; Part II Strategic Perspectives; Chapter 4 A Changing Sino-American Relationship in a Changing World, Jin Canrong; Chapter 5 China’s Rise and Sino-American Relations, Wang Jianwei; Chapter 6 The Elusive Progress: Sino-American Military Relations 1 The views and analyses contained here are my own. They do not in any way represent the views of the US government institutions that the author is affiliated with., Deng Yong; Part III Shared Governance; Chapter 7 Bilateral Dialogue Mechanisms and Sino-American Relations, Chu Shulong; Chapter 8 China–US–Russia Trilateral Relations and the Restructuring of the Global Order, Feng Shaolei; Chapter 9 The Political Economy of the Sino-American Relationship: Impacts of the Global Financial Crisis, Hao Yufan, Bi Jianhai; Part IV The Challenges Ahead; Chapter 10 Political Orientation and American Attitudes toward China, Peter Hays Gries, H. Michael Crowson; Chapter 11 US Foreign Policy under Obama, Michael Roskin; Chapter 12 China and Obama: What Lies Ahead?, Lowell Dittmer; Chapter 13 Values and Human Rights in Sino-American Relations, Wan Ming; Chapter 14 Obama’s Election: Its Implications for Sino-American Relations 1 The views contained in this chapter are exclusively those of the author. They by no means represent the views of those organizations with which the author is associated., Jia Qingguo;

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Professor, Yufan Hao, Dean, University of Macau, China


'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 façade 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