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Handbook of US–China Relations

Edited by Andrew T.H. Tan, Associate Professor, Macquarie University, Australia
This Handbook addresses the key questions surrounding US–China relations: what are the historical and contemporary contexts that underpin this complex relationship? How has the strategic rivalry between the two evolved? What are the key flashpoints in their relationship? What are the key security issues between the two powers?

The international contributors explore the historical, political, economic, military, and international and regional spheres of the US–China relationship. The topics they discuss include human rights, Chinese public perception of the United States, US–China strategic rivalry, China’s defence build-up and cyber war.
Extent: 544 pp
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Publication Date: 2016
ISBN: 978 1 78471 572 4
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This Handbook addresses the key questions surrounding US–China relations: what are the historical and contemporary contexts that underpin this complex relationship? How has the strategic rivalry between the two evolved? What are the key flashpoints in their relationship? What are the key security issues between the two powers?

The international contributors explore the historical, political, economic, military, and international and regional spheres of the US–China relationship. The topics they discuss include human rights, Chinese public perception of the United States, US–China strategic rivalry, China’s defence build-up and cyberwar.

Students and scholars will benefit from the accessible style of the book, particularly as it covers the key debates in the US–China relationship. Policy-makers will also find the original analysis to be of interest.

‘Among the multitude of recent books on this topic, Andrew Tan’s Handbook stands out as an indispensable source on US–China relations. This excellent book offers a comprehensive and sophisticated yet accessible analysis of all areas in this key bilateral relationship. Leading scholars provide detailed and insightful assessments of the historical, economic, political, and security aspects of this relationship, demonstrating where and how these impact on regional and world politics. This Handbook is a unique and excellent source for scholars, policy-makers, and the wider interested public on this most important of international relationships.’
– Peter Shearman, Institute for Security and International Studies, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand

‘Andrew Tan's Handbook offers a thoroughly informed and comprehensive overview of one of the most important relations in international politics today. The volume covers many of the key debates in the field, both in theoretical terms as well as practical policy, and offers informed readers a valuable point of entry into the complex and multifaceted realm of the US–China relationship.’
– Michael Rainsborough, King’s College London, UK
Contributors: M. Beeson, A. Benvenuti, R.A. Bitzinger, K. Brown, C.-p. Chung, M. Davis, S. Fan,Y.-K. Heng, N. Kshetri, M. Li, Y.-H. Lim, A.L. Oros, A.M.Y. Poh, J. Reeves, T. Roehrig, B. Schreer, P.J. Smith, R. Sutter, A.T.H. Tan, M. Wan, D. Wang, R. Weixing Hu, J. Yuan





























Contents:

Introduction
Andrew T.H. Tan

PART I CO-EVOLUTION
1. Challenges in US-China Relations
Andrew T.H. Tan

PART II HISTORICAL AND CONTEMPORARY CONTEXTS
2. The Unites States in Asia
Mark Beeson

3. US Relations With the PRC During the Cold War
Andrea Benvenuti

4. US Relations with the PRC After the Cold War
Andrea Benvenuti

5. US Perspectives on China: Trends and Attitudes in US Public Opinion, Media, Scholarship, and Leadership Statements
Jeffrey Reeves

6. Human Rights in US-China Relations
Ming Wan

7. Chinese Public Perception of the United States
Shiming Fan

8. US-China Economic Relations
Dong Wang

PART III THE US-CHINA STRATEGIC RIVALRY
9. US-China Strategic Rivalry
Angela Ming Yan Poh and Mingjiang Li

10. China’s Global Challenge to the United States
Andrew T H Tan

11. The US Rebalance to Asia: Implications for US-China Relations
Paul J. Smith

12. Assessing the “New Model of Major Power Relations” Between China and the United States
Richard Weixing Hu

PART IV FLASHPOINTS
13. Japan in US-China Relations
Andrew L. Oros

14. Korea in US-China Relations
Terence Roehrig

15. Taiwan in US-China Relations
Andrew T H Tan

16. The United States and China’s Maritime Territorial Disputes
Chien-peng Chung

PART V SECURITY AND DEFENCE
17. Assessing the Sino-US Power Balance
Yee-Kuang Heng

18. China’s Defence Build-up: Evaluating China’s Military Capabilities
Yves-Heng Lim

19. Facing the Dragon: Debating the US Military Response to China
Benjamin Schreer

20. Against a Superior Foe: China’s Evolving A2/AD Strategy
Jingdong Yuan

21. The PLA Navy and the US Navy in the Asia-Pacific: Anti-Access/Area Denial vs. AirSea Battle
Richard A. Bitzinger

22. Cyberwar: China and the United States
Nir Kshetri

23. Future War: China and the United States
Malcolm Davis

Part VI CONCLUSIONS
24. US-China Outlook: Pragmatism or Confrontation
Robert Sutter

25. The United States and China: Why does their Relationship Matter to the Rest of the World
Kerry Brown

Index