Susan Shirk: Domestic Politics and International Behavior: The Case of China and the U.S

Conversations with History: Susan Shirk

Susan Shirk; Professor of Political Science, UC San Diego

Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcomes Susan Shirk, Professor of Political Science at UC San Diego, for a discussion of her new book, China: Fragile Superpower. A former Deputy Assistant Secretary of State in the Clinton administration, Professor Shirk analyzes how Chinese domestic politics affects its international behavior and how U.S. foreign policy responds to and influences China's international behavior. She also discusses how her work as a scholar of Chinese politics and society informed her work in Washington.

Key Words: Political Scientists, China, U.S. Foreign Policy, International Relations, Politics
Susan Shirk
Publication date: 
June 27, 2007
Publication type: 
Conversations with History