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Asia’s Reckoning: China, Japan, and the Fate of U.S. Power in the Pacific Century

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The Wilson Center is pleased to host the launch of Richard McGregor’s new study of what may be the world’s most consequential trilateral relationship. McGregor, a former Kissinger Institute Public Policy Fellow, long-time Asia correspondent for the Financial Times, and renowned author of The Party: The Secret World of China’s Communist Rulers, has written a surprising and issue-defining book on how China and Japan view each other and their interactions with the United States. His work casts new light on perennial Sino-Japanese tensions over history and East China Sea islands and provides a historical framework for analyzing current tensions on the Korean Peninsula and doubts over American staying power in the Asia-Pacific.



  • Robert Daly

    Director, Kissinger Institute on China and the United States


  • Sheila A. Smith

    Senior Fellow for Japan Studies, Council on Foreign Relations


  • Richard McGregor

    Public Policy Fellow
    Former Beijing and Washington Bureau Chief, Financial Times