The Hundred-Year Marathon (häftad)
Format
Häftad (Paperback / softback)
Språk
Engelska
Antal sidor
352
Utgivningsdatum
2016-03-18
Förlag
Saint Martin's Griffin,U.S.
Dimensioner
215 x 139 x 25 mm
Vikt
249 g
Antal komponenter
1
ISBN
9781250081346
The Hundred-Year Marathon (häftad)

The Hundred-Year Marathon

China's Secret Strategy to Replace America as the Global Superpower

Häftad Engelska, 2016-03-18
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The Hundred-Year Marathon reveals China's secret strategy to supplant the United States as the world's dominant power, and to do so by 2049, the one hundredth anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic. Michael Pillsbury, who has served in senior national security positions in the U.S. government since the days of Richard Nixon and Henry Kissinger, draws on Chinese documents, speeches, and books (many of them never translated into English) to reveal the roots of this strategy in traditional Chinese statecraft and track how the Chinese are putting it into practice today. Pillsbury shows how American policymakers have been willfully blind to these developments for decades-and he includes himself in that critique, as he was once a leading voice in favor of aiding China. He also calls for the United States to design a new, more competitive strategy toward China as it really is, and not as we might wish it to be. Now featuring a new afterword, The Hundred-Year Marathon is a wakeup call for all Americans concerned about how we have misread the greatest national security challenge of the twenty-first century.
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#1 National Bestseller "China's ambition to become the world's dominant power has been there all along, virtually burned into the country's cultural DNA and hiding, as [Pillsbury] says, in plain sight... The author is correct to assert that China constitutes, by far, the biggest national challenge to America's position in the world today."--The Wall Street Journal "Provocative.... detailed and rigorous. [Pillsbury is] right that for Washington, assessing the nature of China's ambition, and responding to it effectively, may be the central foreign policy challenge of our time."--Newsweek "Pungently written and rich in detail, this book deserves to enter the mainstream of debate over the future of U.S. Chinese relations."--Foreign Affairs "The Hundred-Year Marathon looks at the critical issues of who is in fact making policy in the Chinese capital and, as a result, it will be read, analyzed and debated for years. Think of Pillsbury as our time's Paul Revere."--Gordon Chang, The National Interest "This is a highly engaging and thought-provoking read. It does what few books do well, and that is to mix scholarship, policy, and memoir-style writing in an accessible but still intellectually rich fashion. . . . Pillsbury . . . draw[s] on his extensive knowledge of Chinese historical military writings and theory as well as his interactions with Chinese defectors and senior military officers to develop a compelling analytical defense of this thesis. . . . In the end, whether you agree with Pillsbury or not, the book is well worth a careful read."--Elizabeth Economy, Council on Foreign Relations "Despite dealing with a weighty subject, Pillsbury says everything that he wants to say . . . [in] this highly readable book. It deserves to be widely read and debated."--The Christian Science Monitor "Pillsbury's scholarship is buttressed by an eye-popping amount of declassified material.... Pillsbury's key claim [is] that China... is methodically undertaking a 'hundred-year marathon' strategy to displace the United States as the global hegemon... The time is ripe to examine the trajectory of American relations with the world's second-largest economy [and] the marathon is hardly over."--The Weekly Standard "Following the Communist victory in the Chinese civil war, Americans agonized over 'Who lost China?' If we do not recognize the Chinese party-state for the predatory animal that it is, in 20 years the question we will be asking ourselves is 'Who lost the world?' The answer will be, 'We did.'"--The Washington Times "A presentation of China's hidden agenda grounded in the author's longtime work at the U.S. Defense Department.... Fodder for concerned thought."--Kirkus Reviews "This is without question the most important book written about Chinese strategy and foreign policy in years. Michael Pillsbury has spent more than four decades for the Pentagon and the CIA talking to and learning from a core of Chinese 'hard-liners' who may be the driving force behind Chinese foreign policy today under Xi Jinping. Based on meticulous scholarship and written in lively, engaging prose, this book offers a sobering corrective to what has long been the dominant, soothing narrative of Sino-American cooperation."--Robert Kagan, author of The World America Made and Of Paradise and Power "A provocative exploration of the historical sources of China's grand strategy to become #1."--Graham Allison, Director of Harvard Kennedy School's Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs "Michael Pillsbury has been meeting with, talking to, and studying the 'hawks' in China's military and intelligence apparatus for more than four decades, since back when America and China were cooperating against the Soviet Union. In this fascinating, provocative new book, he lays out the hawks' views about the United States and their long-term strategies for ov

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Michael Pillsbury is the director of the Center on Chinese Strategy at the Hudson Institute and has served in presidential administrations from Richard Nixon to Barack Obama. Educated at Stanford and Columbia Universities, he is a former analyst at the RAND Corporation and research fellow at Harvard and has served in senior positions in the Defense Department and on the staff of four U.S. Senate committees. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the International Institute for Strategic Studies. He lives in Washington, D.C.