On China is a sweeping and insightful history by Henry Kissinger who turns, for the first time, to a book length examination of 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.
“Fascinating, shrewd . . . The book deftly traces the rhythms and patterns of Chinese history.”— Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times