John W. Garver is emeritus professor in the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs at the Georgia Institute of Technology. He served for many years on the editorial boards of 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. His research focuses primarily on China’s foreign relations, a topic on which he has published eleven books and over a hundred journal articles and book chapters. 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 US Cold War Strategy in Asia (M.E. Sharpe, 1997), The Foreign Relations of the People's Republic of China (Prentice Hall, 1993), and China's Decision for Rapprochement with the United States (Westview, 1982). His most recent book is China’s Quest; The History of the Foreign Relations of the People’s Republic of China (Oxford University Press, 2016). The latest book is the first comprehensive history of PRC foreign relations from 1949 to 2015.

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