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China and the Major Powers in East Asia

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ISBN-10: 0815708238

ISBN-13: 9780815708230

Edition: N/A

Authors: A. Doak Barnett

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The foreign policy of the People's Republic of China has been dominated in recent decades by the problems of dealing with the other major powers in East Asia. Although many ideological, political, and economic aims have shaped particular Chinese policies, Peking's dominant concern has been national security. Since the late 1960s, its leaders have viewed the Soviet Union as the primary threat to China and have pursued a distinctive, Maoist, balance-of-power strategy against it. China's post-Mao leaders continue to give priority to strategic considerations and the problems of relations with the other major powers. It cannot be assumed, however, that they will simply continue past policies.…    
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List price: $28.00
Publisher: Brookings Institution Press
Publication date: 12/1/1977
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 432
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.298
Language: English

Born in Shanghai, China, in 1921, political scientist and educator Arthur Doak Barnett spent much of his early life in China. After receiving an M.A. from Yale University in 1942 and a Ph.D. in 1947, he began a career as a journalist, working as the China and Southeast Asia correspondent for the Chicago Daily News from 1947 to 1950 and again from 1952 to 1955. Barnett also worked in the region in various positions for the U.S. State Department and served on the American Universities Field Staff. Since 1961 Barnett has held various posts at Columbia University, Johns Hopkins University, and the Brookings Institution, as well as numerous positions on Chinese and international studies…    

Note on Chinese and Japanese Names
Introduction China -- A New Major Power
China and the Soviet Union
China and Japan
China and the United States
China and the New Four-Power Equilibrium
Index Of Authors Cited
General Index