China Looks at the West: Identity, Global Ambitions, and the Future of Sino-American Relations


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University Press of Kentucky
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6.3 X 9.3 X 1.8 inches | 2.3 pounds

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About the Author

Christopher A. Ford is Chief Investigative Counsel for the U.S. Senate Banking Committee. He previously served as Republican Chief Counsel at the Senate Committee on Appropriations, as a Senior Fellow at Hudson Institute, United States Special Representative for Nuclear Nonproliferation, and Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State. He is the author of The Mind of Empire: China's History and Modern Foreign Relations.


" China Looks at the West: Identity, Global Ambitions, and the Future of Sino-American Relations is an ambitious undertaking -- and a remarkably successful one, for it digests a largescholarly literature to elucidate long-term trends that can help us make sense of the changing Sino-American relationship." -- Online Library of Law & Liberty

"A comprehensive and very impressive analytical survey of the role that various Chinese institutions, political and intellectual establishments, and the Communist Party-State play in shaping, manufacturing, and manipulating the images of the United States and using those images as bases to formulate political, ideological, and security policies. It marks a milestone in the field both for its scope and depth of research and its unique conceptual framework that is rare among even the most seasoned China scholars." -- Maochun Yu, author of OSS in China: Prelude to Cold War

"Christopher A. Ford's China Looks at the West is an important study establishing a foundation for understanding China's approach to the United States, which is the most important international relationship early in the twenty‐first century.

[...]In sum, the book provides a well‐written discussion of several important arguments involving China's approach to the United States that will be of interest to general readers and specialists. It provides a great amount of food for thought along with well‐argued assessments that nonetheless do not provide a final word on the sensitive and long‐standing contentious issues discussed." --