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America's Response to China


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Table of Contents

Preface to the Sixth Edition
Acknowledgments to the Sixth Edition
Romanization Table
Prologue: The Barbarians and the Tribute System
1. The Development of the Treaty System
2. The United States as a Power in East Asia
3. In the Light of the Rising Sun
4. The Response to Chinese Nationalism
5. China as an Abstraction-the Conflict with Japan
6. Communism in China
7. The Great Aberration
8. Rapprochement-at Last
9. In the Shadow of Tiananmen
10. America in the Age of Chinese Power
Concluding Thoughts
Bibliographical Essay

About the Author

Warren I. Cohen is Distinguished University Professor Emeritus at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, and senior scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. His Columbia University Press books include A Nation Like All Others: A Brief History of American Foreign Relations (2018) and East Asia at the Center: Four Thousand Years of Engagement with the World (2000).


Cohen . . . [is] the leading historian of Sino-American relations of his generation. This book has much to offer both newcomers to its subject as well as those who have been studying relations between these two countries nearly as long as its author. * American Diplomacy *
A fresh new look at the history of United States diplomacy toward China . . . The subject will never be the same again. -- John King Fairbank * American Political Science Review *
Careful, well-documented. * Political Science Quarterly *
Lucid and concise . . . a model of its kind, thoughtful, even-tempered, and extremely well-written. * Pacific Historical Review *
Provocative and perceptive. * China Quarterly *
A venerable work. -- Jeffrey N. Wasserstrom * The Daily Beast *

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