Sem/Hist of US-China Relations
Term: Spring 2021 - Full Term (02/01/2021 - 05/11/2021)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Times & Locations
|10:10am - 12:00pm
HIST 890.01 - HISTORY OF U.S.-CHINA RELATIONS
Is the so-called “Thucydides trap”—that is, war and conflict between a rising power and a declining one—inevitable in the U.S.-China relations? What wisdom can we gain from learning their complex relationships in the last two centuries? This course investigates Sino-American relations in history, focusing on the key moments when the two countries’ relationship took shape and went through transformation. The bilateral relationship will be examined within the broad context of shifting global and regional orders from the age of gunboat diplomacy to the Covid-19 pandemic. Readings will be a combination of scholarly literature and primary documents.