Professor Judd Kinzley recorded an interview on the history of US-China relations for University of the Air on Wisconsin Public Radio. University of the Air invites distinguished faculty guests from the University of Wisconsin-Madison to discuss topics in music, art, writing, theater, science, education, and history. During the interview, Professor Kinzley explains the ups and downs of US-China relations.
Professor Kinzley is a historian of modern China with a particular interest in the ways that natural resources define and often limit state power in Chinese border regions. His book, Natural Resources and the New Frontier: Constructing Modern China’s Borderlands, offers a new material-centered perspective on the development of institutions of state power and authority in China’s far western province of Xinjiang.