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    Description"Fascinating, shrewd . . . The book deftly traces the rhythms and patterns of Chinese history." --Michiko Kakutani, "The New York Times"In this sweeping and insightful history, Henry Kissinger turns for the first time at book length to a country he has known intimately for decades and whose modern relations with the West he helped shape. "On China" illuminates the inner workings of Chinese diplomacy during such pivotal events as the initial encounters between China and tight line modern European powers, the formation and breakdown of the Sino-Soviet alliance, the Korean War, and Richard Nixon's historic trip to Beijing. With a new final chapter on the emerging superpower's twenty-first-century role in global politics and economics, "On China" provides historical perspective on Chinese foreign affairs from one of the premier statesmen of our time.


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    Title
    On China
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Henry Kissinger
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 604
    Width: 140 mm
    Height: 213 mm
    Thickness: 36 mm
    Weight: 531 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780143121312
    ISBN 10: 0143121316
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 17430
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.2
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1FPC
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BIC subject category V2: HBJF
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 43
    BIC subject category V2: JPS
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    B&T General Subject: 431
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: HIS008000
    Ingram Theme: CULT/CHINES
    Libri: CHIN3065, ENGM4900
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 68
    DC21: 327.51
    B&T Approval Code: A14560000
    BISAC V2.8: POL011000
    B&T Approval Code: A15406034
    BISAC V2.8: POL000000
    Libri: POLI2091, WELT7400
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: POL011010
    DC22: 327.51
    LC subject heading: , , ,
    LC classification: DS775.8 .K47 2012
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations, black & white halftones, maps
    Publisher
    Penguin Putnam Inc
    Imprint name
    Penguin USA
    Publication date
    24 April 2012
    Publication City/Country
    New York, NY
    Author Information
    Henry Kissinger served as National Security Advisor and then Secretary of State under Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford. He received the 1973 Nobel Peace Prize, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, and the Medal of Liberty, among other awards.
    Review quote
    Praise for Henry Kissinger's "On China" "Fascinating, shrewd... [The book's] portrait of China is informed by Mr. Kissinger's intimate firsthand knowledge of several generations of Chinese leaders. The book deftly traces the rhythms and patterns in Chinese history...even as it explicates the philosophical differences that separate it from the United States."--Michiko Kakutani, "The New York Times" "Nobody living can claim greater credit than Mr. Kissinger for America's 1971 opening to Beijing, after more than two decades of estrangement, and for China's subsequent opening to the world. So it's fitting that Mr. Kissinger has now written "On China," a fluent, fascinating...book that is part history, part memoir and above all an examination of the premises, methods and aims of Chinese foreign policy."--"The Wall Street Journal" "Fascinating... In "On China," statesman Henry Kissinger draws on historical records and 40 years of direct interaction with four generations of Chinese leaders to analyze the link between China's ancient past and its present day trajectory. In doing so, the man who helped shape modern East-West relations presents an often unsettling, occasionally hopeful and always compelling accounting of what we're up against."--"The Chicago Sun-Times" "Fascinating... No living American has played a more important role than Henry Kissinger, the former national security adviser and secretary of state, in bringing about the historic rapprochement between the United States and China. ... [Kissinger] draw[s] deep insights into China's traumatic encounter with much stronger Western powers."--"The San Francisco Chronicle" ""On China," Kissinger's 13th book, blends an incisive strategic analysis of the moves and countermoves of China, the United States and the former Soviet Union with telling vignettes about his meetings with Chinese Communist Party leaders... entertaining."--"The Los Angeles Times" "No one can lay cla