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The politics and philosophy of Chinese power : the timeless and the timely

Author: R James Ferguson; Rosita Dellios
Publisher: Lanham : Lexington Books, [2017] ©2017
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book examines the politics, philosophy, and history of Chinese power, focusing on social, strategic, and diplomatic trends that have shaped China for over three thousand years. By probing  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: R James Ferguson; Rosita Dellios
ISBN: 9780739192948 0739192949
OCLC Number: 958798008
Description: vii, 297 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Timeliness: using the past to change the present --
Embracing shi: the timely configuration of power as skilful means --
Imperial stratagems: the polycentric mediation of power --
The use and abuse of nationalism: empowering the republic? --
People's party, people's army: the dialectics of revolution --
From comprehensive national power to competitive regionalism --
Unicorns and dragons: the search for Chinese strategic culture --
Conclusion: dance of the giants: avoiding conflict in the twenty-first century --
Appendix: five philosophies.
Responsibility: R. James Ferguson and Rosita Dellios.

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