Journals Higher Education



Published: 15 July 2015

248 Pages | 36

5-1/2 x 8-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780190200060

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The United States and China

Into the Twenty-First Century

Fourth Edition

Michael Schaller

From the Opium Wars of the 1840s, to the Red Scare of the 1940s, through the Tiananmen "massacre" of 1989, and the Wen Ho Lee "espionage case" of 2000, Chinese-American relations have swung like a pendulum throughout the years. Now in its fourth edition and thoroughly revised and updated, The United States and China: Into the Twenty-First Century looks at more than a century of Chinese-American turmoil from a dual perspective, examining how two dramatically different cultures interacted, cooperated, and collided.

New to this Edition:

  • New coverage of post-2001 events, focusing on the rise of China as an economic and military power
  • New emphasis on cultural interaction and clashes in early chapters
  • Completely rewritten chapters on the 1950s-90s (Chapters 8-12) based on new documentation and scholarship examining the roots of the Cold War conflict between the U.S. and China, and how and why the Nixon administration broke the logjam
  • New discussion of charges--raised in the 1990s and beyond--that China has tried to influence U.S. politics and steal secrets
  • Expanded discussion of the role of Taiwan in U.S.-China relations since Nixon

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