edited by Robert S. Ross and Changbin Jiang
contributions by Ronald W. Pruessen, Michael Schaller, Robert D. Schulzinger, Baijia Zhang, Robert Accinelli, Rosemary Foot, Steven M. Goldstein, Li Gong, Qingguo Jia, William C. Kirby and Chi Li
Harvard University Press, 2001
Cloth: 978-0-674-00524-2 | Paper: 978-0-674-00526-6
Library of Congress Classification E183.8.C5R38 2001
Dewey Decimal Classification 327.73051

The twelve essays in this volume underscore the similarities between Chinese and American approaches to bilateral diplomacy and between their perceptions of each other’s policy-making motivations. Much of the literature on U.S.–China relations posits that each side was motivated either by ideologically informed interests or by ideological assumptions about its counterpart. But as these contributors emphasize, newly accessible archives suggest rather that both Beijing and Washington developed a responsive and tactically adaptable foreign policy. Each then adjusted this policy in response to changing international circumstances and changing assessments of its counterpart’s policies. Motivated less by ideology than by pragmatic national security concerns, each assumed that the other faced similar considerations.

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