Zhao offers a quick history of China's foreign policy since 1949 and then offers a provocative assessment of it today.
Taiwan Relations Act, 1979
To help maintain peace, security, and stability in the Western Pacific and to promote the foreign policy of the United States by authorizing the continuation of commercial, cultural, and other relations between the people of the United States and the people on Taiwan, and for other purposes.
Address by President Gerald R. Ford at the University of Hawaii, December 7, 1975
President Ford's speech at the University of Hawaii after returning from his trip to China. Excerpted from the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library & Museum.
Richard Nixon, Remarks upon Returning from China, Feb. 28, 1972
Remarks made by President Richard Nixon after his trip to the People's Republic of China.
Richard Nixon, "The Journey to Peking," from the Third Annual Report to the Congress on U.S. Foreign Policy, February 9, 1972
Part of a larger report on U.S. foreign policy. The report was delivered to Congress only days before Nixon left for China.
Tonkin Gulf Resolution, August 7, 1964
The Tonkin Gulf Resolution is of historical significance because it gave U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson authorization, without a formal declaration of war by Congress, for the use of conventional military force in Southeast Asia. Specifically, the resolution authorized the President to do whatever necessary in order to assist "any member or protocol state of the Southeast Asia Collective Defense Treaty." This included involving armed forces.
United States - Chinese Joint Statement December 1, 1954
A 1954 security pact between the Republic of China (Taiwan) and the United States
Message From the United States President to the Emperor of Japan, 1941
One day before the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor with 420 airplanes, President Franklin D. Roosevelt sent the following message to the Showa Emperor of Japan.
United States Note to Japan, 1941
The text of the document handed by the Secretary of State to the Japanese Ambassador on November 26, 1941, which consists of two parts, one an oral statement and one an outline of a proposed basis for agreement between the United States and Japan.
Dealing with a Rising China Lecture with Former Ambassador of China, J. Stapleton Roy
The Wilkinson College of Humanities and Social Sciences present a lecture with J. Stapleton Roy.
Faces of Immigration: Undocumented Asians in America
Asia Society of Northern California presents a discussion with young activists, grassroots leaders, and legal experts to examine this complex and timely subject.
U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai: Openness, inclusion and fairness essential at home and as principles in dealing with China
Resilience, inclusion and communication central in her remarks
The Dragon Roars Back – Mao, Deng and Xi Jinping and China’s evolving relations with the world - Zhao Suisheng 赵穗生, University of Denver
Join us for a book talk with Suisheng Zhao on how Mao Zedong, Deng Xiaoping, and Xi Jinping each conceived and executed radically different approaches to China's relations with others.