By Henry Kissinger
In this sweeping and insightful history, Henry Kissinger turns for the first at book length to a country that he has known intimately for decades and whose modern relations with the West he helped shape. On China illuminate the inner workings of Chinese diplomacy during such pivotal events as the initial encounters between China and 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 final chapter on the emerging superpower’s twenty-first-century role, On China provides an intimate historical perspective on Chinese foreign affairs from one of the premier statesmen of the twentieth century.
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