Colloquium - Informing the Enemy: The Sino-American Signaling and the Vietnam War, 1965
November 11, 2005
12:00PM - 12:00PM (EST)
Chen Jian, Michael J. Zak Professor of History and China and Asian-Pacific Studies, Cornell University, and James Hershberg, Professor of History and International Affairs, George Washington University
Chen Jian is the Michael J. Zak Professor of History and China and Asian-Pacific Studies at Cornell University. He is the author of China's Road to the Korean War: The Making of the Chinese -American Confrontation (1994), Mao's China in the Cold War (2001) and numerous articles on China's external relations during the Cold War.
James Hershberg is Associate Professor of History and International Affairs at George Washington University. He is the author of James B. Conant: Harvard to Hiroshima and the Making of the Nuclear Age (Knopf, 1993; Stanford University Press, 1995), a study of the former Harvard president, atomic bomb project administrator, diplomat, and educational commentator. He received the 1994 Stuart Bernath Prize from the Society for Historians of American Foreign Policy. Other scholarly and popular articles have focused on topics related to the Cold War and nuclear history such as the Cuban Missile Crisis, the Vietnam and Afghanistan Wars, the Iran-contra affair, and revelations from the communist archives.