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John W. Garver

Author of China and Iran: Ancient Partners in a Post-Imperial World

John W. Garver is Professor in the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs at the Georgia Institute of Technology. He is a member of the editorial boards of the journals China Quarterly, Journal of Contemporary China, and the Journal of American-East Asian Relations, and a member of the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations.

Mr. Garver is the author of seven books and over sixty articles dealing with China’s foreign relations. His books include: The Protracted Contest, China-Indian Rivalry in the Twentieth Century and Face Off; China, the United States, and Taiwan’s Democratization, (2000 and 1997, both by the University of Washington Press), The Sino-American Alliance; Nationalist China and U.S. Cold War Strategy in Asia, (M.E. Sharpe, 1997), The Foreign Relations of the People’s Republic of China, (Prentice Hall, 1993; this is one of the most widely used textbooks on PRC foreign relations), Chinese-Soviet Relations, 1937-1945, The Diplomacy of Chinese Nationalism, (Oxford University Press, 1988) and China’s Decision for Rapprochement with the United States, (Westview, 1982).

Dr. Garver has received grants from the Fulbright Foundation, the Smith Richardson Foundation, the U.S. National Academy of Science, the U.S. Department of Education, the Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation, and the U.S. Institute for Pakistan Studies.

He has lived in various parts of China for over six years, has traveled widely throughout Asia, has conducted formal research in a number of Asian countries, is fluent in Chinese and is teaching that language to his two children. He served in the U.S. Army from 1969-71. He also speaks German.

Articles by John W. Garver

China and Iran: A New Route

What has shaped the Sino-Iranian relationship, and what are the two country's shared national objectives?

February 12, 2007

Twenty Centuries of Friendly Cooperation: The Sino-Iranian Relationship

How has the Sino-Iranian friendship been shaped by both countries' troubled relations with the West?

December 11, 2006