EASSC Publications

Date of this Version


Document Type

Conference Paper


The United States’ pivot to Asia is spurring a new round of military competition in the Asia‑Pacific region. This paper argues that this is doing more harm than good to the long‑term relationship between the United States and Asian nations, particularly between the United States and China. Money could be saved from the military efforts to focus on a civic pivot to build stronger intercultural bonds between the United States and Asia. Proposed measures include the creation of more rigorous educational programs on Asian languages and civilizations for Americans to cultivate a deeper understanding of and identification with Asian civilizations.


Journal, Book or Conference Title

East Asia Security Symposium and Conference 东亚安全座谈谈论会

Publication Details

Author Information: Dr. Wenshan Jia, Professor, Director, Asian Studies Program (PhD., University of Massachusetts at Amherst) specializes in Communication Theory and Methods with emphasis on Intercultural/Global Communication, more specifically on communication between East Asia and the West. He holds the Wang-Fradkin Professorship for 2005-2007, which is the highest award given by Chapman University for faculty research. He is the recipient of The Early Career Award from The International Academy for Intercultural Research, as well as several other awards for his scholarly publications. Jia has been acknowledged by a couple of student clubs at Chapman University for his contribution to global education and his impact on student academic experience. He often acts both as a professional reviewer as well as an expert on the related media both at home and abroad.

Start Page


End Page




This document has been peer reviewed.