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On China

Author: Henry Kissinger
Publisher: New York, New York : Penguin Books, 2012.
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Examines how China has approached diplomacy, strategy, and negotiation throughout its history, and reflects on the consequences for the global balance of power in the twenty-first century.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Henry Kissinger; Henry Kissinger
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Henry Kissinger
ISBN: 9780143121312 0143121316
OCLC Number: 794176640
Notes: "First published in the United States of America by The Penguin Press, a member of Penguin Group (USA) Inc. 2011. Published with a new afterword in Penguin Books 2012"--Title page verso.
Description: xviii, 604 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, map, portraits ; 22 cm
Contents: 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 communiqué ; 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 communiqué ; 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.
Other Titles: Henry Kissinger on China
Responsibility: Henry Kissinger ; with a new afterword.

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Examines how China has approached diplomacy, strategy, and negotiation throughout its history, and reflects on the consequences for the global balance of power in the twenty-first century.

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