Afterword to the paperback edition, p. -548."First published in the United States of America by The Penguin Press, a member of Penguin Group (USA) Inc. 2011. Published with a new afterword in Penguin Books 2012"--T.p. verso. Includes bibliographical notes (p. -584) and index. Tablet of Contents: The singularity of China. The era of Chinese preeminence ; Confucianism ; 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 ; Managing decline ; The challenge of Japan ; Korea ; 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 ; Sino-American confrontation -- 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. Zhou Enlai ; Nixon in China : the meeting with Mao ; The Nixon-Zhou dialogue ; The Shanghai communiqu©♭ ; The aftermath -- 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 journeys ; 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 communiqu©♭ ; China and the superpowers : the new equilibrium ; Deng's reform program -- Tiananmen. American dilemmas ; 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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