Engaging China
WHEN: Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2022, 3:00-4:30 pm

Room B128, Fariborz Maseeh Hall (FMH) [venue info]
Portland State University
1855 SW Broadway
Portland, OR 97201
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COST: Free, and open to the public

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Please join the Northwest China Council and PSU Institute for Asian Studies for an in-person discussion and book signing with Mel Gurtov, Professor Emeritus of Political Science at Portland State University. Dr. Gurtov will be discussing his new book Engaging China. Books will be available for purchase and signing at the event or use the promo code RLFANDF30 to receive 30% off at the publisher's website, plus shipping and handling costs 

About the book:

At a time of war, pandemics, and climate change, positive US-China relations are essential. This book proposes deep engagement between these superpowers and defines a US policy of competitive coexistence. Engaging China departs from mainstream analyses of US-China relations and is instead equally critical of their attachment to stereotypes and Cold War-era policies. It brings attention to deficiencies in many analyses of Chinese foreign-policy motives and intentions. It also recognizes US double standards when it comes to assessing China's behavior, as both countries' leaderships are operating from insecurity, but mutual engagement could reduce tensions and underscore the point that national security begins at home. 

Mel Gurtov is a professor emeritus of political science at Portland State University. He has written thirty books on China, US foreign policy, and international affairs. Dr. Gurtov is a former Senior Fulbright Scholar and is the senior editor of Asian Perspective, for which he served as editor-in-chief for more than twenty years.
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