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US-China Relations in the Time of Trump

Thursday, 8 June 2017, 6:30 – 8pm

US-China Relations in the Time of Trump

A public lecture by Professor Sam Crane organised by the Trinity Centre for Asian Studies, Trinity College Dublin. 
Abstract: Since coming into office, the Trump administration has reversed itself on several of its campaign positions regarding China. It turns out China will not be labelled a "currency manipulator," and the US government will continue to adhere to the "One-China policy." Also, suggestions that the US might back away from its close alliances with Japan and South Korea have been superseded by events. What does the apparent inconsistency and uncertainty of US policy toward China portend for East Asian international relations in the coming years?

Bio: Sam Crane is W. Van Alan Clark '41 Third Century Professor in the Social Sciences, Williams College in Massachusetts. He teaches courses on contemporary Chinese politics, East Asian international politics, and ancient Chinese philosophy. His most recent book, Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Dao: Ancient Chinese Thought in Modern American Life (Wiley, 2013) - draws ideas from classical texts of Confucianism and Daoism and applies them to controversial social issues (abortion, same sex marriage, end of life questions) current in the US today.

Campus LocationTrinity Long Room Hub
Accessibility: Yes
Room: Neill Lecture Theatre
Event Type: Alumni, Arts and Culture, Lectures and Seminars, Library, Public
Type of Event: One-time event
Audience: Undergrad, Postgrad, Alumni, Faculty & Staff, Public

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