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Thucydides's trap? [electronic resource] : historical interpretation, logic of inquiry, and the future of Sino-American relations /
Steve Chan.
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Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, 2020.
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1 online resource
ISBN
9780472126378, 9780472131709
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Book
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Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, 2020.
isbn
9780472126378
9780472131709
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Licensed for access by U. of T. users.
contents note
Appraising Thucydides's Trap -- Evaluating Power-Transition Theory -- Investigating Two Critical Cases -- Unraveling Operation Barbarossa and Pearl Harbor -- Gauging China's Power -- Discerning China's Intentions -- Filling in the Gaps -- Adjusting for Status
abstract
"Thucydides's Trap has been in vogue recently. It refers to the Peloponnesian War fought by Athens and Spartan, a war that was ostensibly caused by the fear that a rising Athens had caused in Sparta. It warns that history may repeat itself as contemporary China increases its power relative to the U.S. How enlightening -- or misleading -- is an analogy based on the ancient Greek world of some 2,500 years ago for understanding contemporary international relations? How accurate is the depiction of history of other large armed conflicts, such as the two world wars, as a challenge mounted by a rising power to challenge and displace an incumbent hegemon? This book offers a critique of the historical interpretations and logic of analysis underpinning the claims of Thucydides's Trap and power-transition theory, and it examines past instances of peaceful accommodation for lessons that can ease the frictions in ongoing Sino-American relations"--
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13378195
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.

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