In his formidable 500-page-plus book, equally formidable scholar-diplomat Henry Kissinger writes about the nation with which he is inextricably linked: China. Kissinger infuses his text with impressive personal recollections based on more than 50 visits to China over 40 years, working either officially as national security adviser and secretary of state, or unofficially as a foreign policy expert. In that time, he has seen China’s evolution through four generations of its leaders. His insights on foreign policy and his personal rapport with top officials enable him to embellish this diplomatic history with extraordinary detail and discernment. getAbstract highly recommends the book’s vast scope to anyone seriously interested in examining China’s current and future role in world politics and economics, and that should be just about everyone.
About the Author
Henry Kissinger served as national security adviser and secretary of state under presidents Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford. He won the 1973 Nobel Peace Prize, has written extensively on foreign policy and diplomacy, and heads Kissinger Associates, Inc., a global consulting firm.
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2 months agoIt is always a pleasure to read Henry Kissinger's writings. His suggestions on US-China relations would make a lot of sense at the time of writing. Having published shortly before the rise of Xi Jinping, I don't know how much Kissinger would deviate from this approach.