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Everything under the heavens : how the past helps shape China's push for global power

Author
French, Howard W., author.
Title
Everything under the heavens : how the past helps shape China's push for global power / Howard W. French.
Format
Book
Edition
First edition.
Published
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2017.
Description
330 pages : illustrations, map ; 25 cm
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (pages 289-309) and index.
Contents
  • National humiliation
  • Island barbarians
  • The gullet of the world
  • A pacified south
  • Sons of heaven, setting suns
  • Claims and markers.
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.
Subject headings
Strategic culture--China.
Geopolitics--Asia.
POLITICAL SCIENCE / World / Asian.
HISTORY / Asia / China.
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Ideologies /.
China--Foreign relations--21st century.
China--Foreign relations--Asia.
Asia--Foreign relations--China.
ISBN
9780385353328 (hardcover)
0385353324 (hardcover)

Holdings

Library
Columbus - University Library of Columbus
Call Number
JZ1734 .F74 2017
Location
Stacks
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