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

Date & Time

Sep. 7, 2017
9:30am – 10:30am ET


5th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center
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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.


Headshot photo of Sheila A. Smith

Sheila A. Smith

John E. Merow Senior Fellow for Asia-Pacific Studies, Council on Foreign Relations

Hosted By

Kissinger Institute on China and the United States

The Kissinger Institute works to ensure that China policy serves American long-term interests and is founded in understanding of historical and cultural factors in bilateral relations and in accurate assessment of the aspirations of China’s government and people.  Read more

Indo-Pacific Program

The Indo-Pacific Program promotes policy debate and intellectual discussions on US interests in the Asia-Pacific as well as political, economic, security, and social issues relating to the world’s most populous and economically dynamic region.   Read more

Cold War International History Project

The Cold War International History Project supports the full and prompt release of historical materials by governments on all sides of the Cold War. Through an award winning Digital Archive, the Project allows scholars, journalists, students, and the interested public to reassess the Cold War and its many contemporary legacies. It is part of the Wilson Center's History and Public Policy Program.  Read more

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