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Author Doshi, Rush, author.

Title The long game : China's grand strategy to displace American order / Rush Doshi.

Publication Info. New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2021]


Location Call No. Status
 Manchester, Main Library - Non Fiction  327.51 DOSHI    Check Shelf
 Middletown, Russell Library - NEW Adult Nonfiction  327.51 DOS    Missing
Description xii, 419 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Series Bridging the gap
Bridging the gap (Oxford University Press)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary "Drawing from decades worth of primary sources, a unique look into the Chinese government's grand strategy and what its true foreign policy objectives mean for the United States. For more than a century, no US adversary or coalition of adversaries--not Nazi Germany, Imperial Japan, or even the Soviet Union--has ever reached sixty percent of US GDP. China is the sole exception, and it is fast emerging into a global superpower that could rival, if not eclipse, the United States. What does China want, does it have a grand strategy to achieve it, and what should the United States do about it? In The Long Game, Rush Doshi draws from a rich base of Chinese primary sources, including decades worth of party documents, leaked materials, memoirs by party leaders, as well as careful analysis of China's conduct, to provide a history of China's grand strategy since the end of the Cold War. Taking readers behind the Party's closed doors, he uncovers Beijing's long, methodical game to displace America from regional and global order through three sequential "strategies of displacement." Doshi shows how China's strategy is profoundly shaped by key events that change its perception of American power--the end of the Cold War, the 2008 Global Financial Crisis, the populist elections of 2016, and the coronavirus pandemic of 2020. Doshi offers a comprehensive yet "asymmetric" plan for an effective US response to the China challenge. Ironically, his proposed approach takes a page from Beijing's strategic playbook to undermine China's ambitions and strengthen American order without competing dollar-for- dollar, ship-for-ship, or loan-for-loan. A bold assessment of what the Chinese government's true foreign policy objectives are, The Long Game offers valuable insight to the most important rivalry in world politics."--Provided by publisher.
Contents Introduction -- "A coherent body of thought and action" : grand strategy and hegemonic order -- "The party leads everything" : nationalism, Leninism, and the Chinese Communist Party -- "New cold wars have begun" : the trifecta and the new American threat -- "Grasping the assassin's mace" : implementing military blunting -- "Demonstrate benign intentions" : implementing political blunting -- "Permanent normal trading relations" : implementing economic blunting -- "A change in the balance of power" : the financial crisis and the dawn of building -- "Make more offensive moves" : implementing military building -- "Establish regional architecture" : implementing political building -- "Aboard our development train" : implementing economic building -- "Toward the world's center stage" : American decline and China's global ambition -- "Standing tall and seeing far" : the ways and means of China's global expansion -- An asymmetric strategy for US-China competition -- Conclusion.
Subject China -- Foreign relations -- 1976-
China -- Foreign relations -- United States.
United States -- Foreign relations -- China.
World politics -- 1989-
Diplomatic relations. (OCoLC)fst01907412
World politics. (OCoLC)fst01181381
China. (OCoLC)fst01206073
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Chronological Term Since 1976
ISBN 9780197527917 hardcover
0197527914 hardcover
9780197527870 (electronic book)
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