America and China places an historical context around the remarkable changes in international relations taking place in this region during the first decade of this millennium. While many institutions established after World War II are being re-examined, the United States' key allies in the region, Australia, Japan, and South Korea, publicly acknowledge that their relations with the United States are still strong. However, the balance of power has shifted dramatically in the region as China has experienced a meteoric rise in economic clout and military power. Randall Doyle examines this epic transition within the Asia-Pacific Rim region by drawing on the research and thought of regional analysts, politicians, scholars, and think-tanks.
Randall Doyle is professor of history at Central Michigan University. He is the author of A Political Dynasty in North Idaho and America and Australia.
Part 1 Part 1: Post WWII Asia-Pacific and America, Key Alliances: Australia, Japan and South Korea Chapter 2 The "Yanks" & The "Battlers" Chapter 3 The Return of the Rising Sun Chapter 4 Korea: Nationalism and the Hermit Kingdom Part 5 Part II: Post-9/11 Asia-Pacific and America: A New Regional Order Chapter 6 Zhongguo: The Wild Card in Asia-Pacific Chapter 7 America: The Eagle in Transition Chapter 8 Australia: Serving Two Masters in Asia-Pacific Part 9 Epilogue: Asia-Pacific in the 21st Century - Pearl Harbor or Peace? Part 10 Postscript: My Journey through China, Japan and South Korea - Spring 2007