1st Edition

US–China Relations in the 21st Century

By C. Vinodan, Anju Lis Kurian Copyright 2022
    154 Pages
    by Routledge India

    154 Pages
    by Routledge India

    The beginning of the new millennium marked the meteoric rise of China in a decades-old world order dominated by the United States of America. This book explores the intricacies of China’s political, economic and diplomatic relationship with the US and its consequences on international politics.

    It looks at the historical evolution of the US–China relationship, their struggle for strategic power in various regions of the world, as well as their bilateral involvement. The volume focuses on the need for greater Sino-American political and strategic partnerships in order to address global concerns such as non-proliferation of arms and nuclear weapons, climate change, energy security and international terrorism. It also looks at China’s growing influence, the Belt and Road initiative and areas of conflicts and mutual interest. The authors unravel the major conflicts and political developments between the two countries offering a deeper insight into the challenges and strategies for greater co-operation and resolution of differences in the coming decades.

    This book will be of great interest for researchers and scholars of international relations, China studies, comparative politics, development studies and public policy. It will also be useful for think tanks, policy makers and general readers interested in the USA–China relationship.


    1. US–China relations: historical makeovers and present scenario

    2. China and United States: regional power dynamics

    3. China’s Belt and Road Initiative: implications for the US

    4. US–China economic and trade relations

    5. US–China relations: convergence and divergence of interests

    6. Strategies of China as a rising power: US response

    7. Conclusion




    C. Vinodan is currently Director and Associate Professor, School of International Relations and Politics, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kerala, India. He was awarded the Visiting Scholar Fellowship (2003) by the Claremont Graduate University, California, USA. He has completed numerous courses in International Relations at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore; University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong; Institute of Advanced International Studies, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, China; the US Department of States Fulbright American Studies Institute (FASI), University of Delaware, Philadelphia; and the Regional Center for Strategic Studies, Colombo. He served as Visiting Professor at Jinan University, Guangzhou. He is currently member of the editorial board of the Journal of Human Security (Canada), the Indian Journal of Politics and International Relations and South Asian Journal of Diplomacy. He has published more than 50 research papers and 9 books.

    Anju Lis Kurian is UGC Post-Doctoral Fellow, School of International Relations and Politics, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kerala, India. She has more than 40 research publications as journal articles and book chapters. She has presented more than 40 conference papers at various national and international conferences. She was awarded The National Young Political Scientist Award 2015 and Research Excellence Award in 2019. She is professionally affiliated to the Indian Women’s Studies Association, Indian Political Science Association and Institute of Scholars. She is co-author of the book titled, Regional Integration and Energy Security: The European Union Experience and Kerala: Past, Present and Future Perspectives.