Friday February 21, 2020


Monday, November 9th


On Monday, November 9th, the China Studies Department at the School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) at John’s Hopkins hosted a launch for Dr. Chi Wang’s book “Obama’s Challenge to China: The Pivot to Asia.” Dr. David M. Lampton, Hyman Professor of SAIS-China and China Studies, moderated the event.

Dr. Wang spoke about his book, which explores the recent developments in Sino-U.S. bilateral relationship under the leadership of President Barack Obama. Obama took office in 2009, just as China’s rise to global power accelerated. Dr. Wang discussed the Obama administration’s campaign to “Pivot to Asia,” arguing that President Obama’s foreign policy decisions concerning China have set the stage for a new era in U.S.-China relations. Dr. Wang posited that the Obama administration has attempted to strike a delicate balance between confrontation and cooperation with China in effort to establish a mutual beneficial relationship for both countries. After Dr. Wang’s introduction of the main themes of the book, Dr. Lampton opened up the floor to questions from the audience.