Accidental Conflict: America, China, and the Clash of False Narratives

Product Details
$22.00  $20.46
Yale University Press
Publish Date
6.1 X 9.2 X 1.3 inches | 1.23 pounds

Earn by promoting books

Earn money by sharing your favorite books through our Affiliate program.

Become an affiliate
About the Author
Stephen Roach is a senior fellow at the Paul Tsai China Center of Yale Law School and the former chairman of Morgan Stanley Asia. He is the author of Unbalanced: The Codependency of America and China. He lives in New Canaan, CT.
"Stephen Roach . . . believes that China and the US both should and could have a workably co-operative relationship. Instead, they have fallen victim to mutually reinforcing false narratives of the other. Roach insists that there exists a way of trust and interdependence. Conceptually, he is right. Indeed, conflict would damage everybody, possibly catastrophically. But can it still be avoided?"--Martin Wolf, Financial Times, "Best Books of 2022: Economics"

"A powerful new book."--Gillian Tett, Financial Times

"China and America are locked in a destructive codependence. Stephen Roach is right to apply a psychological lens to the increasing friction between the two countries."--Rana Foroohar, Financial Times

"A timely, fluid, readable assessment of a testy and rapidly changing global relationship."--Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

"A highly anticipated book."--Tom Keene, Bloomberg Television's "Surveillance"

"A remarkable book. Accidental Conflict offers a wealth of evidence about and a new depth of understanding of the underlying forces that drive the Chinese and United States economies."--Robert J. Shiller, author of Narrative Economics: How Stories Go Viral and Drive Major Economic Events

"If you wonder how the US-China relationship has gone from friendly to hostile in a few years, this is the book for you. It details the economic and political processes underlying this change and presents an avenue to avoid 'Accidental Conflict.'"--Robert Engle, Nobel laureate in Economic Sciences, 2003

"Accidental Conflict is a very important and timely book. Its arguments and analyses have the potential to change misperceptions by policymakers and analysts on both sides and avoid a dangerous and mutually destructive course."--Laura D. Tyson, former chair, White House Council of Economic Advisers

"I can think of no one better qualified than Steve Roach to explain how the China-America bromance went wrong, and how it could, with good will on both sides, be put right."--Howard Davies, author of The Chancellors: Steering the British Economy in Crisis Times