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Professor Hunt writes and teaches in the general field of international history. His early work, focusing on nineteenth and twentieth century Chinese-American relations, includes two prize-winning books. The Making of a Special Relationship (Columbia, 1983) is the best known. His long-term concern with U.S. foreign relations is reflected in several broad interpretive, historiographical, and methodological works, notably Ideology and U.S. Foreign Policy (Yale, 1987); "The Long Crisis in U.S. Diplomatic History," Diplomatic History 16 (Winter 1992); and Crises in U.S. Foreign Policy: An International History Reader (Yale, 1996). He has also cultivated an interest in modern East Asia, resulting in The Genesis of Chinese Communist Foreign Policy (Columbia, 1996), based on new sources, and Lyndon Johnson's War: America's Cold War Crusade in Vietnam, 1945-1968 (Hill and Wang, 1996), a slim synthesis. His recent interest in contemporary global history has led to The World Transformed: 1945 to the Present (Bedford/St. Martin's, 2003) and a companion reader as well as a history of U.S. foreign relations set in a global framework (now underway). He has also been collaborating with Steven I. Levine on an account of America's wars in Asia.