On China

ISBN-10: 0143121316

ISBN-13: 9780143121312

Edition: N/A

Authors: Henry Kissinger

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"Fascinating, shrewd . . . The book deftly traces the rhythms and patterns of Chinese history." —Michiko Kakutani, The New York TimesIn this sweeping and insightful history, Henry Kissinger turns for the first time at book length to a country he has known intimately for decades and whose modern relations with the West he helped shape. On China illuminates the inner workings of Chinese diplomacy during such pivotal events as the initial encounters between China and tight line modern European powers, the formation and breakdown of the Sino-Soviet alliance, the Korean War, and Richard Nixon’s historic trip to Beijing. With a new final chapter on the emerging superpower’s twenty-first-century role in global politics and economics, On China provides historical perspective on Chinese foreign affairs from one of the premier statesmen of our time.
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Book details

List price: $20.00
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 4/24/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 624
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English

Former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger is the recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, and the Medal of Liberty. He is the bestselling author of numerous books, including Years of Renewal and Diplomacy. Dr. Kissinger is currently the chair of Kissinger Associates, Inc., an international consulting firm. Born in Germany and a U.S. citizen since 1943, he lives in New York.

Preface
Note on Chinese Spellings
Prologue
The Singularity of China
The Era of Chinese Preeminence
Confucianism
Concepts of International Relations: Impartiality or Equality?
Chinese Realpolitik and Sun Tzu's Art of War
The Kowtow Question and the Opium War
The Macartney Mission
The Clash of Two World Orders: The Opium War
Qiying's Diplomacy: Soothing the Barbarians
From Preeminence to Decline
Wei Yuan's Blueprint: "Using Barbarians Against Barbarians," Learning Their Techniques
The Erosion of Authority: Domestic Upheavals and the Challenge of Foreign Encroachments
Managing Decline
The Challenge of Japan
Korea
The Boxer Uprising and the New Era of Warring States
Mao's Continuous Revolution
Mao and the Great Harmony
Mao and International Relations: The Empty City Stratagem, Chinese Deterrence, and the Quest for Psychological Advantage
The Continuous Revolution and the Chinese People
Triangular Diplomacy and the Korean War
Acheson and the Lure of Chinese Titoism
Kim Il-sung and the Outbreak of War
American Intervention: Resisting Aggression
Chinese Reactions: Another Approach to Deterrence
Sino-American Confrontation
China Confronts Both Superpowers
The First Taiwan Strait Crisis
Diplomatic Interlude with the United States
Mao, Khrushchev, and the Sino-Soviet Split
The Second Taiwan Strait Crisis
A Decade of Crises
The Great Leap Forward
The Himalayan Border Dispute and the 1962 Sino-Indian War
The Cultural Revolution
Was There a Lost Opportunity?
The Road to Reconciliation
The Chinese Strategy
The American Strategy
First Steps-Clashes at the Ussuri River
Resumption of Relations: First Encounters with Mao and Zhou
Zhou Enlai
Nixon in China: The Meeting with Mao
The Nixon-Zhou Dialogue
The Shanghai Communiqu�
The Aftermath
The Quasi-Alliance: Conversations with Mao
The "Horizontal Line": Chinese Approaches to Containment
The Impact of Watergate
The End of the Mao Era
The Succession Crisis
The Fall of Zhou Enlai
Final Meetings with Mao: The Swallows and the Coming of the Storm
The Indestructible Deng
Deng's First Return to Power
The Death of Leaders-Hua Guofeng
Deng's Ascendance-"Reform and Opening Up"
"Touching the Tiger's Buttocks": The Third Vietnam War
Vietnam: Confounder of Great Powers
Deng's Foreign Policy-Dialogue with America and Normalization
Deng's Journeys
Deng's Visit to America and the New Definition of Alliance
The Third Vietnam War
Reagan and the Advent of Normalcy
Taiwan Arms Sales and the Third Communiqu�
China and the Superpowers-The New Equilibrium
Deng's Reform Program
Tiananmen
American Dilemmas
The Fang Lizhi Controversy
The 12- and 24-Character Statements
What Kind of Reform? Deng's Southern Tour
A Roller Coaster Ride Toward Another Reconciliation: The Jiang Zemin Era
China and the Disintegrating Soviet Union
The Clinton Administration and China Policy
The Third Taiwan Strait Crisis
China's Resurgence and Jiang's Reflections
The New Millennium
Differences in Perspective
How to Define Strategic Opportunity
The National Destiny Debate-The Triumphalist View
Dai Bingguo-A Reaffirmation of Peaceful Rise
Epilogue: Does History Repeat Itself? The Crowe Memorandum
Toward a Pacific Community?
Afterword to the paperback edition
Notes
Index
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