2. America vs China: A history of Sino-American Relations 1783-Present – Barry Entin


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4 weeks, Tuesdays, 9:00-11:00, January 12-February 2, 2021.

The US and China have had formal diplomatic and commercial relations since the founding of our nation. We are presently at a tense moment in our history. China is a rising power economically and militarily and hopes to be the ascendant power in the Asian-Pacific region if not the entire world. How did our relations with China reach this moment in history? How do we deal with this new reality? In this course I hope that I can supply some answers and some historical context to arrive at potential answers to these questions.

Barry Entin holds a BA with distinction in European Social History, Univ. of Wisconsin-Madison and an avocation in history for the past 40 years.