The Three Faces of Chinese Power: Might, Money, and Minds / Edition 1

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Overview

Clear and comprehensive, 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 also asks how they are thinking about the future use of power through instruments such as their space program.

About the Author:
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

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“This is a rare book. . . . Well researched, insightfully analyzed and clearly argued.”
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“A thoughtful and informative resource that helps understand the motivation and direction of its leaders.”
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780520254428
  • Publisher: University of California Press
  • Publication date: 4/30/2008
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 384
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author


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.
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Table of Contents

List of Illustrations     ix
Preface     xi
Introduction     1
Thinking about Power     8
Might     37
Money     78
Minds     117
China and Its Neighbors     164
A Precarious Balance     207
What Chinese Power Means for America and the World     252
Notes     275
Index     337
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