John Garver

Professor Emeritus

Member Of:
  • School of International Affairs
  • Center for International Strategy, Technology, and Policy
Office Location: Habersham 140
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            Dr. John W. Garver is Emertius Professor in the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs at the Georgia Institute of Technology.   He specializes in China’s foreign relations. He served for many years on a the editorial boards of the journals China Quarterly, Journal of Contemporary China, Issues and Studies, and Asian Security.  He is  a member of the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations, has testified before the U.S. Congress, and is  the author of twelve  books and seventy–five refereed articles and book chapters  dealing with China 's foreign relations. His books include: China and Iran; Ancient Partners in a Post-Imperial World,  Protracted Contest, China-Indian Rivalry in the Twentieth Century and Face Off; China, the United States, and Taiwan's Democratization,, The Sino-American Alliance; Nationalist China and U.S. Cold War Strategy in Asia, ,Foreign Relations of the People's Republic of China, Chinese-Soviet Relations 1037-1945, The Diplomacy of Chinese Nationalism,  and China's Decision for Rapprochement with the United States).  In 2016 Oxford University Press published his comprehensive history of PRC foreign relations:  China’s Quest;  The History of the Foreign Relations of the People’s Republic of China.

                Garver set up and directed for many years two overseas programs:  one in the 1990s, based in China and focusing on China’s transition from a planned to a market economy;  the other based in several East Asian countries and comparing the developmental process in these countries.  He also worked for many years with the China Program of Carleton College.  Further information is available at:


  • INTA-2100: Great Power Relations
  • INTA-2210: Pol Phil & Ideologies
  • INTA-3130: Foreign Policy of China
  • INTA-4500: INTA Pro-Seminar
  • INTA-4815: Special Topics

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