A Momentous Occasion: Academic Papers Written to Commemorate President Carter’s 1979 Decision to Normalize Relations with China

The Carter Center is commemorating the 40th anniversary of Presidnt Carter's decision to normalize relations with China with a symposium on Jan. 17-19 that will feature dozens of experts on U.S.-China relations. You can read the papers written for this conference below.

U.S.-China Relations: The Education Factor
by Mary Brown Bullock, former Executive Vice Chancellor of Duke Kunshan University and former President of Agnes Scott College

The Taiwan Issue and the Normalization of U.S.-China Relations
by Richard Bush, Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution and holds the Michael H. Armacost Chair and Chen-Fu and Cecilia Yen Koo Chair in Taiwan Studies in the Center for East Asia Policy Studies (CEAP)
and Shelley Rigger, Senior Fellow, Foreign Policy Research Institute’s Asia Program and Brown Professor of East Asian Politics, Davidson College

Chinese Americans and China: A Fraught and Complicated Relationship
by Gordon H. Chang, Olive H. Palmer Professor, Stanford University

Financial System Engagement and Harmonization
by David Dollar, Senior Fellow, John L. Thornton China Center, Brookings Institution

Sino-American Interactions, Past and Future
by Amb. Chas W. Freeman, Jr. (USFS, Ret.), Senior Fellow, Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs, Brown University

The United States and China from Partners to Competitors
by Harry Harding, professor of Public Policy at University of Virginia; visiting professor of Social Science at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

A Crisis is a Terrible Thing to Waste
by Ryan Hass, David M. Rubenstein Fellow, John L. Thornton China Center and the Center for East Asia Policy Studies, Brookings Institution

The Role of American NGOs and Civil Society Actors in an Evolving U.S.-China Relationship
by Elizabeth Knup, Ford Foundation

China’s Economic Transformation: A Threat to the Liberal Global Order?
by Arthur R. Kroeber, nonresident Senior Fellow, Brookings-Tsinghua Center and adjunct professor at Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs

U.S.-China Relations: Revisionist History
by David M. Lampton, Oksenberg–Rohlen Fellow at Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, Stanford University; Hyman Professor, Director of SAIS-China and China Studies at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies; and Chairman of the Asia Foundation

China and America: The Age of Realist Geoeconomics
by William H. Overholt, Fellow, Asia Global Institute and Senior Fellow, Harvard University

Turbulent Waters: (Mis)Managing the Rise of China
by Robert S. Ross, professor of Political Science, Boston College

A Relationship Under Extreme Duress: U.S.-China Relations at a Crossroads
by Michael D. Swaine, Senior Fellow, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

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