Hegemon: China's Plan to Dominate Asia and the World

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Encounter Books, 2002 - Political Science - 192 pages
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For centuries, China had not only the largest population, but also the most advanced economy and the strongest army on earth. It saw itself as the Hegemon, the ever-expanding central power around which the world revolved. Steven Mosher believes that China still sees itself in these terms. In Hegemon, Mosher shows how the quest for domination has been something like an art form in Chinese statecraft, an enduring feature on the country's mysterious face that is often hidden from the west. Hegemon is a masterly inquiry into the ideas at the heart of Chinese culture and history. It is also as timely as today's headlines about Chinese efforts to influence U.S. elections and steal U.S. nuclear secrets and to establish China as a global superpower. A major work of scholarship and analysis, Hegemon reinforces Steven Mosher's reputation as one of our most thoughtful and provocative China Watchers. Maps, index, biography.

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Review: Hegemon: China's Plan to Dominate Asia and the World

User Review  - Dave Swavely - Goodreads

Soooo interesting! I read it as research for my upcoming novel Kaleidocide, which is the sequel to Silhouette: A Peacer Novel. I hope it's not all true, but it rings pretty true to me, the way Mosher reports it. I was already interested in the topic, but for me it read like a good novel. Read full review

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User Review  - Mitchell Thompson - Goodreads

After nearly two decades of COIN, the US foreign policy machine may do well to review this book, see how it compares with current day environment, and lay out some lessons learned. Te US foreign policy as regards China today may be a bit naive. Read full review


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Steven Mosher's books include Broken Earth: The Rural Chinese; Journey to the Forbidden China; China Misperceived: American Illusions and Chinese Reality; and A Mother's Ordeal: One Woman's Fight against China's One-Child Policy. He is president of the Population Research Institute.

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