America's Response to China: A History of Sino-American Relations
America's Response to China has long been the standard resource for a succinct, historically grounded assessment of an increasingly complicated relationship. Written by one of America's leading diplomatic historians, this book analyzes the concerns and conceptions that have shaped U.S.-China policy and examines their far-reaching outcomes. Warren I. Cohen begins with the mercantile interests of the newly independent American colonies and discusses subsequent events up to the Tiananmen Square massacre and the policies of George H. W. Bush and Bill Clinton. For this fifth edition, Cohen adds a chapter on America in the age of potential Chinese ascendance, envisioning future partnerships and the shrinking global influence of the United States. Trenchant and insightful, America's Response to China is critically important for understanding U.S.-China relations in the twenty-first century.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Scapegoats - LibraryThing
An excellent survey covering the entirety of US-China relations. Cohen posits that the US entered China on the coattails of the British for commercial reasons. The US perceived itself as China's ... Read full review
Review: America's Response to China: A History of Sino-American RelationsUser Review - Camden Goetz - Goodreads
Some important history inside, but have to dig through racist, unimportant, or just boring garbage to get to it. There are much better books to look to. Read full review