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Tangled Titans offers the most current and comprehensive assessment available of United States-China relations. In this definitive book, leading experts consider the past, present, and future of this complex relationship through an in-depth exploration of its historical, domestic, bilateral, regional, and global contexts. Never in modern history have two great powers been so deeply intertwined, the contributors argue, yet so suspicious and potentially antagonistic. Students will find Tangled Titans essential reading to understand the current dynamics and future direction of relations between the world's two most important powers.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781442219700
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 08/09/2012
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 454
Sales rank: 615,415
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.30(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

David Shambaugh is professor of political science and international affairs and director of the China Policy Program at The George Washington University. He is also nonresident senior fellow in the Foreign Policy Studies Program at The Brookings Institution.

Table of Contents

Part I: Introduction Chapter 1: Tangled Titans: Conceptualizing the U.S.-China Relationship
by David Shambaugh
Part II: The Historical Context Chapter 2: The Evolution of U.S.-China Relations
by Nancy Bernkopf Tucker
Part III:The Theoretical Context Chapter 3: The Rise of China, the United States, and the Future of the Liberal International Order,
by G. John Ikenberry
Chapter 4: U.S.-China Relations in a Realist World
by Ashley J. Tellis
Part IV: The Domestic Context Chapter 5: Domestic American Influences on U.S.-China Relations
by Robert Sutter
Chapter 6: Domestic Chinese Influences on U.S.-China Relations
by Yufan Hao
Part V: The Bilateral Context Chapter 7: The Diplomatic Relationship: Substance and Process
by Bonnie S. Glaser
Chapter 8: The Commercial and Economic Relationship
by Charles W. Freeman III
Chapter 9: The Cultural Relationship
by Terry Lautz
Chapter 10: The Military-Security Relationship
by Christopher P. Twomey
Part VI: The Regional Context Chapter 11: U.S.-China Interactions in Asia
by Avery Goldstein
Chapter 12: Taiwan in U.S.-China Relations
by Shelley Rigger
Part VII: The Global Context Chapter 13: U.S.-China Interactions in the Middle East, Africa, Europe, and Latin America
by David Shambaugh and Dawn Murphy
Chapter 14: U.S.-China Interactions in Global Governance & International Organizations
by Rosemary Foot
Part VIII: Visions for the Future Chapter 15: Chinese Visions of the Future of U.S.-China Relations
by Wu Xinbo
Chapter 16: American Visions of the Future of U.S.-China Relations: Competition, Cooperation and Conflict
by Harry Harding

What People are Saying About This

Stephen A. Orlins

A compelling collection of diverse experts that provides the context for and covers the entire range of issues in the U.S.-China relationship.

Henry Kissinger

David Shambaugh, long known for his contributions to China studies in the United States, has collected a wide-ranging set of essays analyzing all aspects of the U.S.-China relationship.Specialists and general readers alike will find much to consider in this important volume.

Hon. Jon M. Huntsman Jr.

Tangled Titans is the best book on U.S.-China relations to appear in many years—offering a comprehensive account of the world's most important relationship. A must read for all who need to know where Sino-American relations are headed.

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