In this ""collection of articles by experts on intergovernmental relations with China,"" the student of political science will find many references to tensions caused by U.S. non-recognition of China. For the historian, the book has value in its highlights on trading and war relations with this Country since the 19th century. However, for the general reader, to whom ""the problem of China"" means what is going on today, the collection based on many documented governmental policies is really unsuitable. Mr. Halpern's scholarly compendium contains yearly trade figures; dated and footnoted accounts of visits by various world figures and commissions; the varying Shades of opinion held by world governments and the factions within these governments; and a good many quotations from leading sources. However it is all too specialized except for students and teachers in political sciences or for policy makers in Washington and at the UN, representing as it does, the core content of expert opinion on our past and present relationship with China.