Rivals: How the Power Struggle Between China, India and Japan Will Shape Our Next Decade

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2008 - Business & Economics - 342 pages
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The former editor in chief of the Economist returns to the territory of his best-selling book The Sun Also Sets to lay out an entirely fresh analysis of the growing rivalry between China, India, and Japan and what it will mean for America, the global economy, and the twenty-first-century world.

Though books such as The World Is Flat and China Shakes the World consider them only as individual actors, Emmott argues that these three political and economic giants are closely intertwined by their fierce competition for influence, markets, resources, and strategic advantage. Rivals explains and explores the ways in which this sometimes bitter rivalry will play out over the next decade—in business, global politics, military competition, and the environment—and reveals the efforts of the United States to manipulate and benefit from this rivalry. Identifying the biggest risks born of these struggles, Rivals also outlines the ways these risks can and should be managed by all of us.

 

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Review: Rivals: How the Power Struggle Between China, India and Japan Will Shape Our Next Decade

User Review  - David Owen - Goodreads

A great book about Asia's two emerging super-powers and the regional veteran who is making its own case for a strong future. The book offers some valuable insights into some of the historical roadblocks that threaten economic and political stability in the region. Read full review

Review: Rivals: How the Power Struggle Between China, India and Japan Will Shape Our Next Decade

User Review  - Ian - Goodreads

I found the history of the "superpowers" more interesting than his predictions for the future. Chinese animosity towards Japan, with special regard to the Yasukuni Shrine, was especially enlightening. Read full review

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Contents

ASIAS NEW POWER GAME
1
A CONTINENT CREATED
28
CHINA MIDDLE COUNTRY CENTRAL ISSUE
54
JAPAN POWERFUL VULNERABLE AGING
96
INDIA MULTITUDES MUDDLE MOMENTUM
135
A PLANET PRESSURED
175
BLOOD MEMORY AND LAND
208
FLASH POINTS AND DANGER ZONES
239
ASIAN DRAMA
280
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
312
ENDNOTES
317
BIBLIOGRAPHY
325
INDEX
328
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About the author (2008)

BILL EMMOTT is a writer, speaker and consultant on global affairs, with an expertise in Asia. Until 2006 he was editor in chief of The Economist, where his thirteen-year tenure was marked by many awards. He is the author of six previous books and writes regularly for several international publications. He lives in London and Somerset.

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