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The China Challenge - Shaping the Choices of a Rising Power

Thomas J. Christensen

This compelling assessment of U. S.—China relations is essential reading for anyone interested in the future of the globalized world. Many see China's rise as a threat to the U. S. leadership in Asia and beyond. Thomas J. Christensen argues instead that the real challenge lies in dissuading China from regional aggression while eliciting its global cooperation. Drawing on decades of scholarship and experience as a senior diplomat, Christensen offers a deep perspective on China's military and economic capacity. Assessing China's political outlook and strategic goals, Christensen shows how nationalism and the threat of domestic instability influence the party's decisions about regional global affairs. If China obstructs international efforts to confront nuclear proliferation, civil conflicts, financial instability, and climate change, those efforts will likely fail; but if China merely declines to support such efforts, the problems will grow vastly more complicated. Articulating a balanced strategic approach along with perceptive historical analysis, Christensen describes how we might shape China's choices in the coming decades so that it contributes to the international system from which in benefits so much.

This compelling assessment of U. S.—China relations is essential reading for anyone interested in the future of the globalized world. Many see China's rise as a threat to the U. S. leadership in Asia and beyond. Thomas J. Christensen argues instead that the real challenge lies in dissuading China from regional aggression while eliciting its global cooperation. Drawing on decades of scholarship and experience as a senior diplomat, Christensen offers a deep perspective on China's military and economic capacity. Assessing China's political outlook and strategic goals, Christensen shows how nationalism and the threat of domestic instability influence the party's decisions about regional global affairs. If China obstructs international efforts to confront nuclear proliferation, civil conflicts, financial instability, and climate change, those efforts will likely fail; but if China merely declines to support such efforts, the problems will grow vastly more complicated. Articulating a balanced strategic approach along with perceptive historical analysis, Christensen describes how we might shape China's choices in the coming decades so that it contributes to the international system from which in benefits so much.
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This compelling assessment of U. S.—China relations is essential reading for anyone interested in the future of the globalized world. Many see China's rise as a threat to the U. S. leadership in Asia and beyond. Thomas J. Christensen argues instead that the real challenge lies in dissuading China from regional aggression while eliciting its global cooperation. Drawing on decades of scholarship and experience as a senior diplomat, Christensen offers a deep perspective on China's military and economic capacity. Assessing China's political outlook and strategic goals, Christensen shows how nationalism and the threat of domestic instability influence the party's decisions about regional global affairs. If China obstructs international efforts to confront nuclear proliferation, civil conflicts, financial instability, and climate change, those efforts will likely fail; but if China merely declines to support such efforts, the problems will grow vastly more complicated. Articulating a balanced strategic approach along with perceptive historical analysis, Christensen describes how we might shape China's choices in the coming decades so that it contributes to the international system from which in benefits so much.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Alan Sklar

Length:

15h 40m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

30:12


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

25:50


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

33:29


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

34:17


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

33:07


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

34:44


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

48:04


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

51:10


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

54:56


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

50:50


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

51:59


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

53:15


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

49:41


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

55:40


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

55:34


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

58:55


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

49:02


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

42:20


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

50:24


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

37:25


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

39:19