Trade War

Causes, Conduct, and Consequences of Sino-American Confrontation

by Raj Bhala

Forthcoming September 2023

Tags: Trade Law

ISBN 978-1-5310-2743-8
eISBN 978-1-5310-2744-5

Trade War is the world's first full-length legal and interdisciplinary analysis of the U.S.-China trade war. It is the result of five years of research, dating back to the start of the trade war in March 2018. All of the big-picture themes and trends, and vital technical details, are explained with clarity and precision. The twenty-two chapters are logically organized into three parts, proceeding chronologically through tariff, non-tariff, and future battles. Trade-related matters, including industrial policy, human rights, Hong Kong, and "Cold War" characterizations, are amply discussed. Special care is taken to understand the perspectives of China, as well as those of major third countries such as India. The book has a user-friendly table of abbreviations, plus copious citations for further reading.

Full of energy and excitement, Trade War is perfect for courses and seminars in International Trade Law, International Business Transactions, Customs Law, Trade Sanctions and Export Controls, Doing Business With China, International Political Economy, International Economics, National Security, American Foreign Policy, East Asian Studies, and/or Chinese Studies at the graduate, advanced undergraduate, or professional school level. The book also may be used as a complement to any one of the author's four-volume set, International Trade Law: A Comprehensive Textbook. The book is also ideal for practitioners and policymakers in the private or public sector or in international organizations who seek to broaden and deepen their understanding about the most difficult challenges facing the world trading system.