Is This The End of the American Century?

This site features updates, analysis, discussion and comments related to the theme of my book published by Rowman & Littlefield in 2008 (hardbound) and 2009 (paperbound).

The Book

The End of the American Century documents the interrelated dimensions of American social, economic, political and international decline, marking the end of a period of economic affluence and world dominance that began with World War II. The war on terror and the Iraq War exacerbated American domestic weakness and malaise, and its image and stature in the world community. Dynamic economic and political powers like China and the European Union are steadily challenging and eroding US global influence. This global shift will require substantial adjustments for U.S. citizens and leaders alike.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Shanghai Conference on "The End of the American Century"

A one-day conference on The End of the American Century and related themes will be held in Shanghai on May 9, in connection with the publication of the Chinese version of my book by the Shanghai Lexicographical Publishing House. I will make a presentation on the theme of my book.

Other presenters include Professor Ni Lexiong, the principal translator of The End of the American Century; Professor Tang Xiaosong of Guangdong University; and Mr. Ma Guoshou, the Director of the Allwin Economic Institute in Hong Kong.

Topics of presentation include: Is this The End of the American century?; U.S. national strategy and Sino-U.S. relations; the U.S. dollar, global monetary issues and China's future wealth; and sea power and the pattern of global interactions.

The seminar will be held at the Shanghai Friendship Hall, 1333 West Nanjing Road, on Saturday, May 9, from 12:30 to 5:00 p.m.

(Look for a future post with a link to the Chinese site about this event).

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