Dr. 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, Issues and Studies, Asian Security, and a member of the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations. He is the author of eight books and over seventy articles dealing with China 's foreign relations. His books include: China and Iran; Ancient Partners in a Post-Imperial World, The Protracted Contest, China-Indian Rivalry in the Twentieth Century and Face Off; China, the United States, and Taiwan's Democratization, (2006, 2001 and 1997 respectively 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).