On China by Henry Kissinger audiobook

On China

By Henry Kissinger
Read by Nicholas Hormann

Penguin Audio 9780142428368
20.11 Hours 1
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    ISBN: 9781101461822

"Fascinating, shrewd . . . The book deftly traces the rhythms and patterns of Chinese history."—Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times In this sweeping and insightful history, Henry Kissinger turns for the first time at book length to a country he has known intimately for decades and whose modern relations with the West he helped shape. On China illuminates the inner workings of Chinese diplomacy during such pivotal events as the initial encounters between China and tight line modern European powers, the formation and breakdown of the Sino-Soviet alliance, the Korean War, and Richard Nixon’s historic trip to Beijing. With a new final chapter on the emerging superpower’s twenty-first-century role in global politics and economics, On China provides historical perspective on Chinese foreign affairs from one of the premier statesmen of our time.

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A New York Times bestseller

A USA Today bestseller

"Fascinating, shrewd . . . The book deftly traces the rhythms and patterns of Chinese history."—Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times In this sweeping and insightful history, Henry Kissinger turns for the first time at book length to a country he has known intimately for decades and whose modern relations with the West he helped shape. On China illuminates the inner workings of Chinese diplomacy during such pivotal events as the initial encounters between China and tight line modern European powers, the formation and breakdown of the Sino-Soviet alliance, the Korean War, and Richard Nixon’s historic trip to Beijing. With a new final chapter on the emerging superpower’s twenty-first-century role in global politics and economics, On China provides historical perspective on Chinese foreign affairs from one of the premier statesmen of our time.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Fascinating, shrewd…The book deftly traces the rhythms and patterns of Chinese history.” New York Times
“Fluent, fascinating…part history, part memoir, and above all an examination of the premises, methods, and aims of Chinese foreign policy.” Wall Street Journal
“Fascinating…In On China, statesman Henry Kissinger draws on historical records and forty 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.” Chicago Sun-Times
“Fascinating…No living American has played a more important role than Henry Kissinger, the former national security advisor 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.” San Francisco Chronicle
“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.” Los Angeles Times
“No one can lay claim to so much influence on the shaping of foreign policy over the past fifty years as Henry Kissinger.” Financial Times
“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

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Author Bio: Henry A. Kissinger

Author Bio: Henry A. Kissinger

Henry Kissinger served as national security advisor and then secretary of state under Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford. He received the 1973 Nobel Peace Prize, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, and the Medal of Liberty, among other awards.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Runtime: 20.11
Audience: Adult
Language: English