The rise of China has unsettled the “liberal international order” established by the United States and its European partners at the end of World War II. While China is no longer a “revolutionary” power, many believe that it is a “revisionist” power and has set about changing some of the basic principles and norms of the liberal international order. But how should the United States respond? In this talk, Dr. Hyer will sketch in the rise of China and the impact this has had upon the liberal international order and American primacy, and how the United States has responded.
Eric Hyer received his Ph.D. in political science from Columbia University in 1990 and is presently an associate professor in the Department of Political Science at Brigham Young University as well as the Coordinator for the Asian Studies program. His research focuses on China’s foreign relations. He has authored many articles on China’s arms sales, territorial issues, and US-China relations. His book The Pragmatic Dragon: China’s Grand Strategy and Boundary Settlements was published by University of British Columbia Press in 2015.