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This section includes a general list of Internet and print resources covering U.S.-China trade, as well as other useful resources related to the subject of international trade. The sources provided were taken from a variety of places, which include, commercial databases or electronic indices and publishing services, government agency web sites, scholarly works, non-governmental organizations, research institutions, and think-tanks.

Selected Print Resources

Dam, Kenneth W. The Rules of the Global Game: a new look at US International Economic Policymaking. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, c2001. 341 p.
LC Call Number: HF1455 .D35 2001
LC Catalog Record: 2001035166
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Publisher description: In The Rules of the Global Game Kenneth W. Dam provides, in clear and practical language, a comprehensive examination to help non-economists make sense of the forces that shape U.S. international economic policies. Elucidating both the internal structures and external ramifications of global economics, this book can be read with pleasure and profit by layperson and economist alike, as it takes readers beyond the headlines to understand the policies that shape our economy and thus our lives.

U.S. Trade with China

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General Resources
U.S. Trade Deficit & China
U.S. & China Currency Policies
Oil Prices & U.S. Trade Deficits
Statistical Resources
Online Periodicals

Hanjin company container ship at port in the Port of Vancouver
Image (above):
Hanjin company container ship (Port of Vancouver)
Courtesy of Joseph Sams.

Devaland, Mary Jo, ed. China's economic policy impact on the United States. New York: Nova Science Publishers, c2009. 251 p.
LC Call Number: HC427.95 .C4562 2009
LC Catalog Record: 2009034040

Publisher description: This book provides an overview of China's economic development, challenges China faces to maintain growth, and the implications of China's rise as a major economic power for the United States.

Egendorf, Laura, editor. Should the U.S. do business with China? Detroit : Greenhaven Press, c2009. 122 p.
LC Call Number: HF1456.5.C6 S56 2009
LC Catalog Record: 2008026076
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This collection of essays offers a variety of perspectives on the issue of outsourcing of American jobs to China that has grown significantly in recent years. The contributors analyze the benefits and drawbacks of the highly complex economic ties between the United States and China. Trade and other economic interaction affect not only corporations and workers, but also customers, the environment, and China's political system. Adapted from Introduction, p.7

Finn, Jerald D.,editor. China-U.S. economic and geopolitical relations. New York : Nova Science Publishers, c2007. 221 p.
LC Call Number: HF1456.5.C6 C55 2007
LC Catalog Record: 2007038814

Publisher description: It is hard for the U.S. to ignore China these days with daily stories of product recalls which show that the vast preponderance of products sold in America are actually made in China. Add to that the fact that China is leaping forward in scientific and technology research and is fueled by a boom economy. This new book presents analyses of relevant to China-U.S. economic and geopolitical relations.

Lardy, Nicholas R. Integrating China into the Global Economy. Washington, D.C.: Brookings Institution Press, c2002. 244 p.
LC Call Number: HF1604 .L373 2002
LC Catalog Record: 2001007624

Lardy gives a timely analysis of the internal and external pressures on the Chinese government to comply with the WTO's standards. An important tool for those who wish to learn about China's new role in the global economy and looks at economic and political factors that are likely to shape the "trade" outcomes of the new situation and assesses the likelihood that China will accede to the rules of the neoliberal global economy. Book News, Inc.

Lovett, William A., Eckes, Alfred E. Jr. and Brinkman, Richard L. U.S. Trade Policy:
History, Theory, and the WTO
. Armonk, N.Y.: M.E. Sharpe, c2004. 236 p.
LC Call Number: HF1455 .L66 2004
LC Catalog Record: 2003055794

This is a fully updated edition of the best-selling text on U. S. trade policy from the colonial times to the present, featuring new coverage of the WTO panels and conflicts, the battle in Seattle, struggles over Doha rounds and conflicts, growing tensions among major powers, splits between advanced and developing nations, increased terrorism, and risks of war. This fully updated edition of the best-selling text on U.S. trade policy from colonial times to the present includes new coverage of the WTO panels and conflicts, the battle in Seattle, struggles over Doha rounds and conflicts, growing tensions among major powers, splits between advanced and developing nations, increased terrorism, and risks of war. Global Books in Print.

Steinfeld, Edward S. Playing our game : why China's rise doesn't threaten the west Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press, c2010.
LC Call Number: HC427.95 .S74 2010
LC Catalog Record: 2009052386

“…The rise of China, many feel, necessarily means the decline of the West--the United States in particular. Not so, writes Edward Steinfeld. If anything, China's economic emergence is good for America. In this fascinating new book, Steinfeld asserts that China's growth is fortifying American commercial supremacy, because (as the title says) China is playing our game. By seeking to realize its dream of modernization by integrating itself into the Western economic order, China is playing by our rules, reinforcing the dominance of our companies and regulatory institutions. The impact of the outside world has been largely beneficial to China's development, but also enormously disruptive…” Global Books in Print

Yi-chong, Xu and Weller, Patrick. The Governance of World Trade: international civil
servants and the GATT/WTO
. Cheltenham, UK; Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar Pub.,
c2004. 311 p.
LC Call Number: HF1383 .X8 2004
LC Catalog Record: 2004045464

"This study of the internal operation of the GATT/WTO argues that the invisible yet indispensable international civil servants are the permanent machinery within the institution. They have, the authors ascertain, an important coordinating function and act according to a specific scale of values that transcend those of individual states, providing the continuity and the cement, the credibility and the connection among self-interest-driven states. The book concludes that as one of the most 'democratic' international organizations, operating on the principle of consensus, the WTO needs a creative Secretariat as a necessary condition for multilateral cooperation to work." Global Books in Print.

Zhao, Suisheng, ed. China and the United States : cooperation and competition in northeast Asia. 1st ed. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2008. 199 p.
LC Call Number: E183.8.C5 C4634 2008
LC Catalog Record: 2008015073
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Selected Internet Resources

Peterson Institute for International Economics

National Bureau of Economic Research

OECD Trade and Development Portal,00.html

World Trade Organization

U.S. Trade Resources

Bureau of Economic Analysis

General Accounting Office

GPO's Federal Digital System (FDsys). U.S. Government Printing Office

Office of the United States Trade Representative

U.S. Trade Development Agency

U.S. Department of Commerce

U.S. Department of State

U.S. International Trade Commission

White House, Council of Economic Advisors

China Trade Resources

Ministry of Commerce. The People's Republic of China

China Council for the Promotion of International Trade

China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission

Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Library of Congress Catalog Searches

Additional works on this topic in the Library of Congress may be identified by searching the Online Catalog under appropriate Library of Congress subject headings. Choose the topics you wish to search from the following list of Library of Congress subject headings to link directly to the Catalog and automatically execute a search for the subject selected. Please be aware that during periods of heavy use you may encounter delays in accessing the catalog. Please see the individual sections of this guide for catalog searches relating to those topics. For assistance in locating other subject headings which relate to this subject, please consult a reference librarian.

China--Commercial policy      International trade--China
China--Foreign economic relations--United States       International trade agencies
Foreign trade regulation--China      United States--Commercial policy
International finance      United States--Foreign economic relations--China.

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