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On China Hardcover – 17 May 2011

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  • Hardcover: 586 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin Press; 1 edition (17 May 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1594202710
  • ISBN-13: 978-1594202711
  • Product Dimensions: 16.5 x 4.6 x 24.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
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"From the eminent elder statesman, an astute appraisal on Chinese diplomacy from ancient times to the fraught present "strategic trust" with the United States. Former Secretary of State Kissinger brings his considerable scholarly knowledge and professional expertise to this chronicle of the complicated evolution and precarious future of Chinese diplomacy with the West. ... Sage words and critical perspective lent by a significant participant in historical events."
-"Kirkus Reviews" (starred review)

"Nobody living can claim greater credit than Mr. Kissinger for America's 1971 opening to Beijing, after more than two decades of estrangement, and for China's subsequent opening to the world. So it's fitting that Mr. Kissinger has now written "On China," a fluent, fascinating...book that is part history, part memoir and above all an examination of the premises, methods and aims of Chinese foreign policy."
-"The Wall Street Journal"
"Fascinating, shrewd... [The book's] portrait of China is informed by Mr. Kissinger's intimate firsthand knowledge of several generations of Chinese leaders. The book deftly traces the rhythms and patterns in Chinese history...even as it explicates the philosophical differences that separate it from the United States."
-Michiko Kakutani, "The New York Times"
"Henry Kissinger was not only the first official American emissary to Communist China, he persisted in his brokerage with more than 50 trips over four decades, spanning the ca

Praise for Henry Kissinger's "On China"
"Fascinating, shrewd... [The book's] portrait of China is informed by Mr. Kissinger's intimate firsthand knowledge of several generations of Chinese leaders. The book deftly traces the rhythms and patterns in Chinese history...even as it explicates the philosophical differences that separate it from the United States."--Michiko Kakutani, "The New York Times"
"Nobody living can claim greater credit than Mr. Kissinger for America's 1971 opening to Beijing, after more than two decades of estrangement, and for China's subsequent opening to the world. So it's fitting that Mr. Kissinger has now written "On China," a fluent, fascinating...book that is part history, part memoir and above all an examination of the premises, methods and aims of Chinese foreign policy."--"The Wall Street Journal"
"Fascinating... In "On China," statesman Henry Kissinger draws on historical records and 40 years of direct interaction with four generations of Chinese leaders to analyze the link between China's ancient past and its present day trajectory. In doing so, the man who helped shape modern East-West relations presents an often unsettling, occasionally hopeful and always compelling accounting of what we're up against."--"The Chicago Sun-Times"
"Fascinating... No living American has played a more important role than Henry Kissinger, the former national security adviser and secretary of state, in bringing about the historic rapprochement between the United States and China. ... [Kissinger] draw[s] deep insights into China's traumatic encounter with much stronger Western powers."--"The San Francisco Chronicle"
""On China," Kissinger's 13th book, blends an incisive strategic analysis of the moves and countermoves of China, the United States and the former Soviet Union with telling vignettes about his meetings with Chinese Communist Party leaders... entertaining."--"The Los Angeles Times"
"No one can lay claim to so much influence on the shaping of foreign policy over the past 50 years as Henry Kissinger."--"The Financial Times"
"From the eminent elder statesman, an astute appraisal on Chinese diplomacy from ancient times to the fraught present "strategic trust" with the United States. Former Secretary of State Kissinger brings his considerable scholarly knowledge and professional expertise to this chronicle of the complicated evolution and precarious future of Chinese diplomacy with the West. ... Sage words and critical perspective lent by a significant participant in historical events."--"Kirkus Reviews"

Praise for Henry Kissinger's "On China"
Fascinating, shrewd [The book s] portrait of China is informed by Mr. Kissinger s intimate firsthand knowledge of several generations of Chinese leaders. The book deftly traces the rhythms and patterns in Chinese history even as it explicates the philosophical differences that separate it from the United States. Michiko Kakutani, "The New York Times"
Nobody living can claim greater credit than Mr. Kissinger for America's 1971 opening to Beijing, after more than two decades of estrangement, and for China's subsequent opening to the world. So it's fitting that Mr. Kissinger has now written "On China," a fluent, fascinating book that is part history, part memoir and above all an examination of the premises, methods and aims of Chinese foreign policy. "The Wall Street Journal"
Fascinating In "On China," statesman Henry Kissinger draws on historical records and 40 years of direct interaction with four generations of Chinese leaders to analyze the link between China s ancient past and its present day trajectory. In doing so, the man who helped shape modern East-West relations presents an often unsettling, occasionally hopeful and always compelling accounting of what we re up against. "The Chicago Sun-Times"
Fascinating No living American has played a more important role than Henry Kissinger, the former national security adviser and secretary of state, in bringing about the historic rapprochement between the United States and China. [Kissinger] draw[s] deep insights into China's traumatic encounter with much stronger Western powers. "The San Francisco Chronicle"
"On China," Kissinger's 13th book, blends an incisive strategic analysis of the moves and countermoves of China, the United States and the former Soviet Union with telling vignettes about his meetings with Chinese Communist Party leaders entertaining. "The Los Angeles Times"
No one can lay claim to so much influence on the shaping of foreign policy over the past 50 years as Henry Kissinger. "The Financial Times"
From the eminent elder statesman, an astute appraisal on Chinese diplomacy from ancient times to the fraught present strategic trust with the United States. Former Secretary of State Kissinger brings his considerable scholarly knowledge and professional expertise to this chronicle of the complicated evolution and precarious future of Chinese diplomacy with the West. Sage words and critical perspective lent by a significant participant in historical events. "Kirkus Reviews""

Praise for Henry Kissinger's On China
Fascinating, shrewd [The book s] portrait of China is informed by Mr. Kissinger s intimate firsthand knowledge of several generations of Chinese leaders. The book deftly traces the rhythms and patterns in Chinese history even as it explicates the philosophical differences that separate it from the United States. Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times
Nobody living can claim greater credit than Mr. Kissinger for America's 1971 opening to Beijing, after more than two decades of estrangement, and for China's subsequent opening to the world. So it's fitting that Mr. Kissinger has now written On China, a fluent, fascinating book that is part history, part memoir and above all an examination of the premises, methods and aims of Chinese foreign policy. The Wall Street Journal
Fascinating In On China, statesman Henry Kissinger draws on historical records and 40 years of direct interaction with four generations of Chinese leaders to analyze the link between China s ancient past and its present day trajectory. In doing so, the man who helped shape modern East-West relations presents an often unsettling, occasionally hopeful and always compelling accounting of what we re up against. The Chicago Sun-Times
Fascinating No living American has played a more important role than Henry Kissinger, the former national security adviser and secretary of state, in bringing about the historic rapprochement between the United States and China. [Kissinger] draw[s] deep insights into China's traumatic encounter with much stronger Western powers. The San Francisco Chronicle
On China, Kissinger's 13th book, blends an incisive strategic analysis of the moves and countermoves of China, the United States and the former Soviet Union with telling vignettes about his meetings with Chinese Communist Party leaders entertaining. The Los Angeles Times
No one can lay claim to so much influence on the shaping of foreign policy over the past 50 years as Henry Kissinger. The Financial Times
From the eminent elder statesman, an astute appraisal on Chinese diplomacy from ancient times to the fraught present strategic trust with the United States. Former Secretary of State Kissinger brings his considerable scholarly knowledge and professional expertise to this chronicle of the complicated evolution and precarious future of Chinese diplomacy with the West. Sage words and critical perspective lent by a significant participant in historical events. Kirkus Reviews"

Fascinating, shrewd [The book s] portrait of China is informed by Mr. Kissinger s intimate firsthand knowledge of several generations of Chinese leaders. The book deftly traces the rhythms and patterns in Chinese history even as it explicates the philosophical differences that separate it from the United States. Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times
Nobody living can claim greater credit than Mr. Kissinger for America's 1971 opening to Beijing, after more than two decades of estrangement, and for China's subsequent opening to the world. So it's fitting that Mr. Kissinger has now written On China, a fluent, fascinating book that is part history, part memoir and above all an examination of the premises, methods and aims of Chinese foreign policy. The Wall Street Journal
Fascinating In On China, statesman Henry Kissinger draws on historical records and 40 years of direct interaction with four generations of Chinese leaders to analyze the link between China s ancient past and its present day trajectory. In doing so, the man who helped shape modern East-West relations presents an often unsettling, occasionally hopeful and always compelling accounting of what we re up against. The Chicago Sun-Times
Fascinating No living American has played a more important role than Henry Kissinger, the former national security adviser and secretary of state, in bringing about the historic rapprochement between the United States and China. [Kissinger] draw[s] deep insights into China's traumatic encounter with much stronger Western powers. The San Francisco Chronicle
On China, Kissinger's 13th book, blends an incisive strategic analysis of the moves and countermoves of China, the United States and the former Soviet Union with telling vignettes about his meetings with Chinese Communist Party leaders entertaining. The Los Angeles Times
No one can lay claim to so much influence on the shaping of foreign policy over the past 50 years as Henry Kissinger. The Financial Times
From the eminent elder statesman, an astute appraisal on Chinese diplomacy from ancient times to the fraught present strategic trust with the United States. Former Secretary of State Kissinger brings his considerable scholarly knowledge and professional expertise to this chronicle of the complicated evolution and precarious future of Chinese diplomacy with the West. Sage words and critical perspective lent by a significant participant in historical events. Kirkus Reviews

From the Trade Paperback edition."

About the Author

HENRY KISSINGER served as National Security Advisor and then Secretary of State under Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford and has advised many other American presidents on foreign policy. He received the 1973 Nobel Peace Prize, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, and the Medal of Liberty, among other awards. He is the author of numerous books on foreign policy and diplomacy and is currently the chairman of Kissinger Associates, Inc., an international consulting firm.


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