An eminent historian and strategist reflects on how China's past illuminates its 21st-century trajectory, drawing on 40 years of intimate acquaintance with the country and its leaders. 512 pp.
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.
Note on Chinese Spellings
The Singularity of China
The Era of Chinese Preeminence
Concepts of International Relations: Impartiality or Equality?
Chinese Realpolitik and Sun Tzu's Art of War
The Kowtow Question and the Opium War
The Macartney Mission
The Clash of Two World Orders: The Opium War
Qiying's Diplomacy: Soothing the Barbarians
From Preeminence to Decline
Wei Yuan's Blueprint: "Using Barbarians Against Barbarians," Learning Their Techniques
The Erosion of Authority: Domestic Upheavals and the Challenge of Foreign Encroachments
The Challenge of Japan
The Boxer Uprising and the New Era of Warring States
Mao's Continuous Revolution
Mao and the Great Harmony
Mao and International Relations: The Empty City Stratagem, Chinese Deterrence, and the Quest for Psychological Advantage
The Continuous Revolution and the Chinese People
Triangular Diplomacy and the Korean War
Acheson and the Lure of Chinese Titoism
Kim Il-sung and the Outbreak of War
American Intervention: Resisting Aggression
Chinese Reactions: Another Approach to Deterrence
China Confronts Both Superpowers
The First Taiwan Strait Crisis
Diplomatic Interlude with the United States
Mao, Khrushchev, and the Sino-Soviet Split
The Second Taiwan Strait Crisis
A Decade of Crises
The Great Leap Forward
The Himalayan Border Dispute and the 1962 Sino-Indian War
The Cultural Revolution
Was There a Lost Opportunity?
The Road to Reconciliation
The Chinese Strategy
The American Strategy
First Steps-Clashes at the Ussuri River
Resumption of Relations: First Encounters with Mao and Zhou
Nixon in China: The Meeting with Mao
The Nixon-Zhou Dialogue
The Shanghai Communiqué
The Quasi-Alliance: Conversations with Mao
The "Horizontal Line": Chinese Approaches to Containment
The Impact of Watergate
The End of the Mao Era
The Succession Crisis
The Fall of Zhou Enlai
Final Meetings with Mao: The Swallows and the Coming of the Storm
The Indestructible Deng
Deng's First Return to Power
The Death of Leaders-Hua Guofeng
Deng's Ascendance-"Reform and Opening Up"
"Touching the Tiger's Buttocks": The Third Vietnam War
Vietnam: Confounder of Great Powers
Deng's Foreign Policy-Dialogue with America and Normalization
Deng's Visit to America and the New Definition of Alliance
The Third Vietnam War
Reagan and the Advent of Normalcy
Taiwan Arms Sales and the Third Communiqué
China and the Superpowers-The New Equilibrium
Deng's Reform Program
The Fang Lizhi Controversy
The 12- and 24-Character Statements
What Kind of Reform? Deng's Southern Tour
A Roller Coaster Ride Toward Another Reconciliation: The Jiang Zemin Era
China and the Disintegrating Soviet Union
The Clinton Administration and China Policy
The Third Taiwan Strait Crisis
China's Resurgence and Jiang's Reflections
The New Millennium
Differences in Perspective
How to Define Strategic Opportunity
The National Destiny Debate-The Triumphalist View
Dai Bingguo-A Reaffirmation of Peaceful Rise
Epilogue: Does History Repeat Itself? The Crowe Memorandum
Toward a Pacific Community?
Afterword to the paperback edition
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