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Sino-US Relations and the Role of Emotion in State Action

Understanding Post-Cold War Crisis Interactions


Part of the Studies in Diplomacy and International Relations book series (SID)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Taryn Shepperd
    Pages 1-23
  3. Taryn Shepperd
    Pages 43-80
  4. Taryn Shepperd
    Pages 115-145
  5. Taryn Shepperd
    Pages 146-176
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 177-216

About this book


Examining twenty-first century relations between the US and China, Shepperd investigates three well publicised crises between these states, highlighting how social interests relating to identity and emotional needs were key dynamics driving these interactions and their transformation.


bibliography China Cold War emotion identity

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.University of St AndrewsUK

About the authors

TARYN SHEPPERD teaches International Relations at the University of St. Andrews, UK. She is also an Associate Lecturer in Politics with the Open University in Scotland, UK.

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