A Conversation with David Shambaugh of George Washington University, Author of "China Goes Global"

Jan 27, 2014

On this installment of StudioTulsa, we're talking about the rise of China with David Shambaugh, Professor of Political Science and International Affairs at George Washington University. Professor Shambaugh is a well-known authority on contemporary China and international relations within Asia, and his latest book is "China Goes Global: The Partial Power," which Foreign Affairs has called a "masterful survey." He gave an address to the Tulsa Committee on Foreign Relations last week, and he stopped by our Public Radio Tulsa studios while he was in town. (You can read a detailed bio for Professor Shambaugh, and can view a selected list of his books and articles, at this link from the TCFR website.) Publishers Weekly noted the following of "China Goes Global" (which is newly available from Oxford University Press): "[This is a] lucid, highly readable overview of China's government policy-making apparatus, media, military ambitions and capabilities, trade and investment patterns, and strained relations with almost every region of the world.... Drawing on interviews with Chinese policymakers and his own perceptive observations of their conflicting impulses, Shambaugh pointedly corrects the usual hysterical exaggerations of Chinese power. His is an illuminating profile of a colossus that does not --- yet --- bestride the world."