Relations between China and the United States have been of central importance to both countries over the past half-century, as well as to all states affected by that relationship - Taiwan and the Soviet Union foremost among them. Only recently, however, has the opening of archives made it possible to research this history dispassionately. This volume offers the first multinational, multi-archival review of the history of Chinese-American conflict and cooperation in the 1970s.
William C. Kirby is Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and Edith and Benjamin Geisinger Professor of History at Harvard University. Robert S. Ross is Professor of Political Science at Boston College and a Research Associate at the John King Fairbank Center for East Asian Research, Harvard University. Gong Li is Professor of International Relations at the International Strategic Research Center, Central Party School of the Chinese Communist Party.