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    DescriptionClear, comprehensive, and well-balanced, this unique assessment takes the measure of what is arguably the most important geopolitical change in today's world: the growth of China's power. In the only book on the subject to be based on extensive interviews with elite political leaders, diplomats, and others in China, the United States, and countries on China's periphery, David M. Lampton investigates the military, economic, and intellectual dimensions of China's growing influence.His account provides a fresh perspective from which to assess China - how its strengths are changing, where vulnerabilities and uncertainties lie, and how the rest of the world, not least the United States, should view it. Lampton gives a valuable historical framework by discussing how the Chinese have thought about state power for over 2,500 years, and he asks how they are thinking about the future use of power through instruments such as their space program. He also provides broad suggestions for policy toward China in light of the 2008 elections in the United States and China's hosting of the Olympic Games, in a book that is essential reading for understanding one of the most significant developments of the twenty-first century.

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    The Three Faces of Chinese Power
    Might, Money, and Minds
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) David M. Lampton
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 384
    Width: 157 mm
    Height: 234 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 522 g
    ISBN 13: 9780520254428
    ISBN 10: 0520254422

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    Illustrations note
    11 b/w photographs, 2 charts, 3 tables
    University of California Press
    Imprint name
    University of California Press
    Publication date
    21 April 2008
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    Author Information
    David M. Lampton is George and Sadie Hyman Professor, Director of China Studies, and Dean of Faculty at The Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies. He is author of Same Bed, Different Dreams: Managing U.S.-China Relations, 1989-2000 (UC Press) and editor of The Making of Chinese Foreign and Security Policy in the Age of Reform, among many other books and articles on Chinese domestic and foreign affairs.
    Review quote
    "This is a rare book... Well researched, insightfully analyzed and clearly argued." The China Journal 20100224 "A thoughtful and informative resource that helps understand the motivation and direction of its leaders." Basil & Spice
    Table of contents
    List of Illustrations Preface Introduction 1. Thinking about Power 2. Might 3. Money 4. Minds 5. China and Its Neighbors 6. A Precarious Balance 7. What Chinese Power Means for America and the World Notes Index