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China versus the United States

Paul C. Avey

in Tempting Fate: Why Nonnuclear States Confront Nuclear Opponents

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781501740381
eISBN:
9781501740398
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501740381.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

This chapter examines Chinese behavior during three disputes: the 1950 Korean War, the 1954 Taiwan Straits Crisis, and the 1958 Taiwan Straits Crisis. China pursued several strategies to minimize the ... More


The Iron Wall: China's Conventional Military Capabilities

Rosemary Foot

in The Practice of Power: US Relations with China since 1949

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198292920
eISBN:
9780191599286
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198292929.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This is the second of four chapters focusing on America’s perceptions of China’s capabilities, and dwelling on the correspondence between those perceptions and the projected consequences. It looks at ... More


Preventing a Sino-American Clash, 1955

Zorawar Daulet Singh

in Power and Diplomacy: India's Foreign Policies During the Cold War

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
April 2019
ISBN:
9780199489640
eISBN:
9780199095346
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199489640.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

The 1954–5 Formosa crisis, also known as the first offshore islands crisis, offers another forgotten event to understand Nehru’s geopolitical vision for a stable Asian order as well as look back at ... More


Conceptual Envelopment

David Kilcullen

in The Dragons and the Snakes: How the Rest Learned to Fight the West

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
March 2020
ISBN:
9780190265687
eISBN:
9780190932787
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190265687.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter discusses China’s evolution and adaptation since the Cold War, surveys the evolution of Chinese forces, offers case studies of the Sino-Vietnamese War and the South China Sea, introduces ... More


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