The New Chinese Empire: And What It Means For The United States

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Basic Books, Mar 5, 2009 - History - 400 pages
By looking at China's past, Terrill has provided an excellent road map for understanding its future.- BusinessWeek
 

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THE NEW CHINESE EMPIRE: Beijing's Coming Confrontation with an Emerging China

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Contents

The Problem of China
4
How the Chinese Imperial State Was Formed
32
We Are the World An Imperial Tradition Both Defensive and Superior
58
The King Is Dead Long Live the King The PostDynastic Quest for a New Political Order
90
Red Emperor
120
Your Mother Is Still Your Mother
142
Beijing Juggles the Legacy of Empire
182
Maritime Empire
208
Steppe Empire
232
Foreign Policy Imperial Goals and Modes
256
Foreign Policy HalfEmpire and HalfModern Nation
282
Autocracys Last Legs?
308
Bibliography
346
Index
368
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