January 30 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Austin Dean is Assistant Professor of History at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. He specializes in Modern Chinese history and is the author of China and the End of Global Silver, 1873-1937 (Cornell University Press, Fall 2020). He has also written for a general audience in The Los Angeles Review of Books.
U.S-China Relations: How did we get here?
In the past three years, politicians, scholars, journalists and commentators, in China and the United States, have tried to explain the past, present, and future of U.S.-China Relations. Are the two countries headed toward a new Cold War? Was the U.S. policy of engagement with China a failure? This talk will analyze the contours of different narratives in the United States and China that seek to explain the downturn in U.S-China Relations and probe the assumptions behind them.