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Author French, Howard W., author.

Title Everything under the heavens : how the past helps shape China's push for global power / Howard W. French.

Edition First edition.
Publication Info. New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2017.
Location Call No. Status
 Nichols Adult Nonfiction  327.51 FRE    AVAILABLE
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Description 330 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 289-309) and index.
Summary For many years after its reform and opening in 1978, China maintained an attitude of false modesty about its ambitions. That role, reports Howard French, has been set aside. China has asserted its place among the global heavyweights, revealing its plans for pan-Asian dominance by building its navy, increasing territorial claims to areas like the South China Sea, and diplomatically bullying smaller players. Underlying this attitude is a strain of thinking that casts China's present-day actions in decidedly historical terms, as the path to restoring the dynastic glory of the past. If we understand how that historical identity relates to current actions, in ways ideological, philosophical, and even legal, we can learn to forecast just what kind of global power China stands to become--and to interact wisely with a future peer. Steeped in deeply researched history as well as on-the-ground reporting, this is French at his revelatory best.
Subject Strategic culture -- China.
Geopolitics -- Asia.
China -- Foreign relations -- 21st century.
China -- Foreign relations -- Asia.
Asia -- Foreign relations -- China.
ISBN 9780385353328 (hardcover)
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