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Review - On China by Henry Kissinger
Review - On China by Henry Kissinger

Author(s): Wang Li
Subject(s): Cultural Essay, Political Essay, Societal Essay
Published by: Atatürk Stratejik Araştırmalar Enstitüsü

Summary/Abstract: ON CHINA Henry A. Kissinger New York: The Penguin Press, 2011, 586 pp. ISBN 798-1-59420-271-1. In the four decades since Henry Kissinger’s visit to China in 1971, the relationship between Washington and Beijing has undergone through a dramatic transformation. One case in point is that China has emerged from the painful isolation to become the most dynamic economy of the day; and the United States has to reexamine its role in a rapidly globalized world, even now its preeminence has been unrivaled since the end of the Cold War. Given this, Kissinger explores the shifting relations between the two powers in his 13th book, On China, published in 2011. As usual, this 89-yearold former United States National Security Advisor (1969-75), then Secretary of State (1973-77) provides an intimate historical perspective on China affairs, in particular China’s relationship with the United States. Called as “Dr. Diplomacy” by media, Kissinger is one of the legendary figures in American foreign relations during the Cold War diplomacy. For the first time, Kissinger turns at a book length to a country that he has known intimately for four decades and takes the key issue that can China and the United States evolve a genuine partnership which would secure a world order in the new century. Once again he draw.[...]

  • Issue Year: 08/2012
  • Issue No: 15
  • Page Range: 187-196
  • Page Count: 10
  • Language: English