Warren Cohen... [is] the leading historian of Sino-American relations of his generation. This book has much to offer both newcomers to its subject as well as those who have been studying relations between these two countries nearly as long as its author.(American Diplomacy)
A fresh new look at the history of United States diplomacy towards China.... The subject will never be the same again.(John King Fairbank American Political Science Review)
Careful, well-documented.(Political Science Quarterly)
Lucid and concise... a model of its kind, thoughtful, even-tempered, and extremely well-written.(Pacific Historical Review)
Provocative and perceptive.(China Quarterly)
A venerable work.(Jeffrey N. Wasserstrom The Daily Beast)
About the Author
Warren I. Cohen is Distinguished University Professor Emeritus in the Department of History at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, and senior scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.