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Bush School Hosts US-China Relations Conference

November 05, 2010

On October 9-10, 2010, the Bush School of Government and Public Service and the Scowcroft Institute of International Affairs hosted leading American and Chinese scholars for the conference, “Grand Strategy in Historical and Comparative Perspective:  Implications for US-China Relations.”  Among the topics discussed at the conference were historical lessons of great power strategies, the sources and development of Chinese grand strategy, and policy prescriptions for avoiding spiraling conflict between the U.S. and China. 

Dean Ryan Crocker of the Bush School opened the conference with remarks underscoring the vital importance of US-China dialogue to both scholars and government officials.  The conference followed a previous meeting of American and Chinese scholars hosted by Peking University in May 2010.  This series of conferences will lead to publication of a new book on US-China grand strategy. 

In addition to the conference activities, a leading Chinese scholar, Dean Wang Jisi of the School of International Studies at Peking University, delivered a lecture on US-China relations at the Bush School.