UCLA International Institute
Asia Pacific Center

Advancing collaborative, interdisciplinary research on Asia worldwide

Allen Whiting

Visiting Fellow of the Center for Chinese Studies, Spring 2003

Allen Whiting is Regents Professor Emeritus, University of Arizona. Professor Whiting is highly regarded as an interpreter of Asian – and particularly Chinese – politics and foreign policy. He served in several capacities in the U.S. Department of State and was an advisor on China to several U.S. administrations. Among his many publications is China Crosses the Yalu: The Decision to Enter the Korean War (Macmillan, 1960), a classic in its field, and The Chinese Calculus of Deterrence: India and Vietnam (Univ. of Michigan, 1975, 2nd ed., 2001).