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Everything Under the Heavens - How the Past Helps Shape China's Push for Global Power

Howard W. French

From the former New York Times Asia correspondent and author of China's Second Continent, an incisive investigation of China's ideological development as it becomes an ever more aggressive player in regional and global diplomacy. For many years after its reform and opening in 1978, China maintained an attitude of false modesty about its ambitions. That role, reports Howard French, has been set aside. China has asserted its place among the global heavyweights, revealing its plans for pan-Asian dominance by building its navy, increasing territorial claims to areas like the South China Sea, and diplomatically bullying smaller players. Underlying this attitude is a strain of thinking that casts China's present-day actions in decidedly historical terms, as the path to restoring the dynastic glory of the past. If we understand how that historical identity relates to current actions, in ways ideological, philosophical, and even legal, we can learn to forecast just what kind of global power China stands to become--and to interact wisely with a future peer. Steeped in deeply researched history as well as on-the-ground reporting, this is French at his revelatory best. From the Hardcover edition.

From the former New York Times Asia correspondent and author of China's Second Continent, an incisive investigation of China's ideological development as it becomes an ever more aggressive player in regional and global diplomacy. For many years after its reform and opening in 1978, China maintained an attitude of false modesty about its ambitions. That role, reports Howard French, has been set aside. China has asserted its place among the global heavyweights, revealing its plans for pan-Asian dominance by building its navy, increasing territorial claims to areas like the South China Sea, and diplomatically bullying smaller players. Underlying this attitude is a strain of thinking that casts China's present-day actions in decidedly historical terms, as the path to restoring the dynastic glory of the past. If we understand how that historical identity relates to current actions, in ways ideological, philosophical, and even legal, we can learn to forecast just what kind of global power China stands to become--and to interact wisely with a future peer. Steeped in deeply researched history as well as on-the-ground reporting, this is French at his revelatory best. From the Hardcover edition.
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From the former New York Times Asia correspondent and author of China's Second Continent, an incisive investigation of China's ideological development as it becomes an ever more aggressive player in regional and global diplomacy. For many years after its reform and opening in 1978, China maintained an attitude of false modesty about its ambitions. That role, reports Howard French, has been set aside. China has asserted its place among the global heavyweights, revealing its plans for pan-Asian dominance by building its navy, increasing territorial claims to areas like the South China Sea, and diplomatically bullying smaller players. Underlying this attitude is a strain of thinking that casts China's present-day actions in decidedly historical terms, as the path to restoring the dynastic glory of the past. If we understand how that historical identity relates to current actions, in ways ideological, philosophical, and even legal, we can learn to forecast just what kind of global power China stands to become--and to interact wisely with a future peer. Steeped in deeply researched history as well as on-the-ground reporting, this is French at his revelatory best. From the Hardcover edition.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Nicholas Hormann

Length:

11h 57m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:19


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

00:10


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

01:31


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

03:23


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

08:49


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

07:46


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

08:06


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

09:25


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

09:49


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

07:51


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

09:06


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

08:46


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

08:44


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

09:05


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

09:00


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

09:38


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

08:05


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

07:13


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

07:20


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

05:54


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

05:02


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

07:59


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

09:13


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

09:38


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

08:27


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

09:05


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

09:18


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

07:55


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

06:55


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

06:46


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

09:45


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

09:20


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

07:00


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

06:41


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

08:58


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

07:47


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

06:16


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

07:20


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

04:33


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

09:08


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

06:19


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

06:49


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

07:55


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

09:18


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

09:17


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

07:26


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

08:16


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

06:57


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

08:58


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

09:14


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

09:42


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

08:52


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

08:53


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

09:31


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

09:31


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

07:44


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

09:45


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

08:00


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

09:33


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

09:00


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

08:28


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

09:22


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

08:44


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

09:02


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

08:51


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

08:57


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

09:14


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

09:44


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

07:35


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

08:40


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

08:14


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

04:51


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

06:32


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

09:49


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

09:48


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

09:18


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

09:14


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

08:30


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

08:51


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

09:23


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

06:25


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

09:25


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

07:55


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

09:14


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

07:57


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

07:49


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

09:02


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

09:13


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

08:47


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

00:36