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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
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The Rise of China vs. the Logic of Strategy
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Edward N. Luttwak
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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 exceed 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
  • As the rest of the world worries about what a future might look like under Chinese supremacy, Luttwak worries about China's own future prospects. Applying the logic of strategy for which he is well known, he argues that the world's second largest economy may be headed for a fall unless China's leaders check their military ambitions
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CN8ML
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Luttwak, Edward
Dewey number
355/.033551
Index
index present
Language note
In English
LC call number
UA835
LC item number
.L87 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Geopolitics
  • China
  • China
  • China
  • HISTORY
  • TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • Geopolitics
  • Diplomatic relations
  • Military policy
  • Strategic aspects of individual places
  • China
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The Rise of China vs. the Logic of Strategy, Edward N. Luttwak
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OldControl:harvard. 9780674067936
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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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 un-wisdom of the ancients -- Strategic competence: the historical record -- The inevitability of mounting resistance -- Why current policies will persist -- Who will resist? 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, assumptions, findings, predictions, envoi
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835789852
Extent
1 online resource (320 pages)
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one file format
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online
Isbn
9780674067936
Issuing body
Made available online by De Gruyter.
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computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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  • c
Other control number
10.4159/harvard.9780674067936
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remote
System control number
(OCoLC)835789852
Label
The Rise of China vs. the Logic of Strategy, Edward N. Luttwak
Publication
Note
OldControl:harvard. 9780674067936
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
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 un-wisdom of the ancients -- Strategic competence: the historical record -- The inevitability of mounting resistance -- Why current policies will persist -- Who will resist? 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, assumptions, findings, predictions, envoi
Control code
835789852
Extent
1 online resource (320 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780674067936
Issuing body
Made available online by De Gruyter.
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.4159/harvard.9780674067936
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)835789852

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