RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 668194875 LA English T1 A contest for supremacy : China, America, and the struggle for mastery in Asia A1 Friedberg, Aaron L.,, PB W.W. Norton & Co. PP New York YR 2011 SN 9780393068283 0393068285 9780393343892 0393343898 AB There may be no denying China's growing economic strength, but its impact on the global balance of power remains hotly contested. Political scientist Aaron L. Friedberg argues that our nation's leaders are failing to act expeditiously enough to counter China's growing strength. He explains how the United States and China define their goals and reveals the strategies each is now employing to achieve its ends. Friedberg demonstrates that the ultimate aim of Chinese policymakers is to "win without fighting," displacing the United States as the leading power in Asia while avoiding direct confrontation. The United States, on the other hand, sends misleading signals about our commitments and resolve, putting us at risk for a war that might otherwise have been avoided. A much-needed wake-up call to U.S. leaders and policymakers, this is a compelling interpretation of a rivalry that will go far to determine the shape of the 21st century. -- From publisher description.