Book Debating China : the U.S.-China relationship in ten conversations / Nina Hachigian, editor.
Associated Name: Hachigian, Nina, editor.
Publication year: 
Call Number E183.8.C5 D426 2014
Media class: Book
Publisher: Oxford ;New York : Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199973880 0199973881 9780199973873 0199973873
Extent: xvi, 253 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
The US and China form the only great power relationship in the world. Theirs is therefore the most closely watched relationship in international politics, and it is not an exaggeration to say that global stability hinges on it. The multitude of issues that America and China must handle together makes it exceedingly delicate -- and even more knotty than the earlier US-Soviet relationship because of the complexity of the economic ties connecting China and America. This book pairs leading scholars from both the US and China in dialogues about the most crucial elements of the relationship: trade and investment; economic development; monetary policy; climate change and clean energy; political systems, values, and rights; the emerging military rivalry; regional security in south and northeast Asia, Tibet and Taiwan; and the media, including the Internet. Each issue-focused chapters is preceded by a broad overview of the relationship for general educated readers. The dialogues between American and Chinese scholars are intended to give readers a balanced view of the topic at hand, and the two perspectives on offer for each issue area-some contrasting, some complimentary-are perfect for students trying to obtain a better understanding of US policy towards China.
Introduction -- An overview of the U.S.-China relationship / Kenneth Lieberthal & Wang Jisi -- The economic relationship / Barry Naughton & Yao Yang -- Political systems, rights and values / Zhou Qi & Andrew J. Nathan -- The media / Wang Shuo & Susan Shirk -- Global roles and responsibilities / Yuan Peng & Nina Hachigian -- Climate and clean energy / Kelly Sims Gallagher & Qi Ye -- Global development and investment / Elizabeth Economy & Zha Daojiong -- Military developments / Christopher P. Twomey & Xu Hui -- Taiwan and Tibet / Jia Qingguo & Alan D. Romberg -- Regional security roles and challenges / Wu Xinbo & Michael Green -- Conclusion / James B. Steinberg.