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The Resource The rise of China vs. the logic of strategy, Edward N. Luttwak

The rise of China vs. the logic of strategy, Edward N. Luttwak

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The rise of China vs. the logic of strategy
Title
The rise of China vs. the logic of strategy
Statement of responsibility
Edward N. Luttwak
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Language
eng
Summary
"As the rest of the world worries about what a future might look like under Chinese supremacy, Edward Luttwak worries about China's own future prospects. Applying the logic of strategy for which he is well known, Luttwak argues that the most populous nation on Earth--and its second largest economy--may be headed for a fall. For any country whose rising strength cannot go unnoticed, the universal logic of strategy allows only military or economic growth. But China is pursuing both goals simultaneously. Its military buildup and assertive foreign policy have already stirred up resistance among its neighbors, just three of whom--India, Japan, and Vietnam--together outnumber China in population and wealth. Unless China's leaders check their own ambitions, a host of countries, which are already forming tacit military coalitions, will start to impose economic restrictions as well. Chinese leaders will find it difficult to choose between pursuing economic prosperity and increasing China's military strength. Such a change would be hard to explain to public opinion. Moreover, Chinese leaders would have to end their reliance on ancient strategic texts such as Sun Tzu's Art of War. While these guides might have helped in diplomatic and military conflicts within China itself, their tactics--such as deliberately provoking crises to force negotiations--turned China's neighbors into foes. To avoid arousing the world's enmity further, Luttwak advises, Chinese leaders would be wise to pursue a more sustainable course of economic growth combined with increasing military and diplomatic restraint"--provided by publisher
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Luttwak, Edward
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Geopolitics
  • China
  • China
  • China
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The rise of China vs. the logic of strategy, Edward N. Luttwak
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
The fallacy of unresisted aggrandizement. -- Premature assertiveness. -- Great-state autism defined. -- Historical residues in Chinese conduct. -- The coming geo-economic resistance to the rise of China. -- China's aggrandizement and global reactions. -- The inevitable analogy. -- Could China adopt a successful grand strategy? -- The strategic unwisdom of the ancients. -- Strategic competence : the historical record. -- The inevitability of mounting resistance. -- Why current policies will persist. -- Australia : weaving a coalition. -- Japan : disengaging from disengagement. -- Defiant Vietnam : the newest American ally? -- South Korea : a model Tianxia subordinate? -- Mongolia : northern outpost of the coalition? -- Indonesia : from ostracism to coalition. -- The Philippines : how to make enemies. -- Norway : Norway? Norway! -- The three China policies of the United States. -- Conclusions and predictions
Control code
FIEb17323009
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
ix, 310 pages
Isbn
9780674066427
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
  • (DLC) 2012007972
  • (OCoLC)1084282182
Label
The rise of China vs. the logic of strategy, Edward N. Luttwak
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
The fallacy of unresisted aggrandizement. -- Premature assertiveness. -- Great-state autism defined. -- Historical residues in Chinese conduct. -- The coming geo-economic resistance to the rise of China. -- China's aggrandizement and global reactions. -- The inevitable analogy. -- Could China adopt a successful grand strategy? -- The strategic unwisdom of the ancients. -- Strategic competence : the historical record. -- The inevitability of mounting resistance. -- Why current policies will persist. -- Australia : weaving a coalition. -- Japan : disengaging from disengagement. -- Defiant Vietnam : the newest American ally? -- South Korea : a model Tianxia subordinate? -- Mongolia : northern outpost of the coalition? -- Indonesia : from ostracism to coalition. -- The Philippines : how to make enemies. -- Norway : Norway? Norway! -- The three China policies of the United States. -- Conclusions and predictions
Control code
FIEb17323009
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
ix, 310 pages
Isbn
9780674066427
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
  • (DLC) 2012007972
  • (OCoLC)1084282182

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