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Book Launch: Tangled Titans: The United States and China

Co-Sponsored by the China Policy Program

Friday, October 5, 2012
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
The Elliott School of International Affairs
Lindner Commons: 1957 E Street, NW, Room 602

Presentations will be given on different Tangled Titansaspects of the U.S.-China relationship:

"Juggling Cooperation and Competition in Sino-American Relations"
Dr. David Shambaugh, Professor of Political Science and International Affairs, Director of the China Policy Program,
Elliott School of International Affairs, GWU

"The Diplomatic Dimension of Sino-American Relations"
Ms. Bonnie Glaser, Senior Fellow, Freeman Chair in China Studies,
Center for Strategic and International Studies, (CSIS)

"The Cultural Dimension of U.S.-China Relations"
Dr. Terry Lautz, Visiting Professor, Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs,
Syracuse University

"The Economic Dimension of U.S.-China Relations"
Mr. Charles Freeman III, Vice President for Asia, Middle East and Africa,

Tangled Titans, edited by David Shambaugh, GWU, offers a current and comprehensive assessment of the most important relationship in international affairs-that between the United States and China. How the relationship evolves will have a defining impact on the future of world politics, the Asian region, and the citizens of many nations. In this definitive book, leading experts provide an in-depth exploration of the historical, domestic, bilateral, regional, global, and future contexts of this complex relationship. The contributors argue that the relationship is a unique combination of deep interdependence, limited cooperation, and increasing competition. Never in modern history have two great powers been so deeply intertwined-yet so suspicious and potentially antagonistic toward each other. Exploring this cooperative and competitive dynamic, the contributors offer a wealth of detail on contemporary Sino-American relations unavailable elsewhere.

"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." - Jon M. Huntsman, Jr., former U.S. ambassador to China


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