Introduction: Can America and China Escape the Thucydides Trap?

  title={Introduction: Can America and China Escape the Thucydides Trap?},
  author={Chunman Zhang and Xiaoyu Pu},
  journal={Journal of Chinese Political Science},
Can China rise peacefully? Will China and the United States go to war? As U.S. and China face rising tensions in trade, technology, cyberspace, and the South China Sea, etc., scholars are concerned about the future of the Sino-U.S. relationship. In history, the relationship between a rising power and a hegemonic power often ends up with severe conflicts, even wars. The main reason is probably the Thucydides Trap, which Graham Allison defines as the severe structural stress caused when a rising… Expand
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