Everything Under the Heavens

Everything Under the Heavens

Steeped in deeply researched history as well as on-the-ground reporting, this is French at his revelatory best.

Author: Howard W. French

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 9780385353335

Category: Political Science

Page: 352

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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.
Categories: Political Science

Empires of Eurasia

Empires of Eurasia

Quoted in Howard W. French, Everything Under the Heavens: How the Past Helps Shape China's Push for Global Power (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2017), frontispiece. Qin Yaqing, “Why Is There No Chinese International ...

Author: Jeffrey Mankoff

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300248258

Category: History

Page: 384

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How the collapse of empires helps explain the efforts of China, Iran, Russia, and Turkey to challenge the international order "This is a must read to understand the backstory of conflicts from Crimea to Xinjiang."--Fiona Hill, author of There Is Nothing for You Here Eurasia's major powers--China, Iran, Russia, and Turkey--increasingly intervene across their borders while seeking to pull their smaller neighbors more firmly into their respective orbits. While analysts have focused on the role of leaders such as Vladimir Putin and Recep Tayyip Erdoğan in explaining this drive to dominate neighbors and pull away from the Western-dominated international system, they have paid less attention to the role of imperial legacies. Jeffrey Mankoff argues that what unites these contemporary Eurasian powers is their status as heirs to vast terrestrial empires, whose collapse left all four states deeply entangled with the lands and peoples along their peripheries but outside their formal borders. Today, they have all found new opportunities to project power within and beyond their borders in patterns shaped by their respective imperial pasts.
Categories: History

New Patterns of Power and Profit

New Patterns of Power and Profit

A Strategist's Guide to Competitive Advantage in the Age of Digital Transformation Eric K. Clemons ... Howard French's recent book, Everything Under the Heavens: How the Past Helps Shape China's Push for Global Power, ...

Author: Eric K. Clemons

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783030004439

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 266

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How did Capital One and Uber implement nearly identical business models, focusing on customers that are most profitable to serve? Why are Google and Amazon so valuable to us? Why are Google, Apple, Microsoft, and Amazon so difficult for competitors to displace? And why can Google charge almost anything it wants for keywords, since no form of competition will force prices down? The information-based business models of these companies, and many more, are exploiting the patterns described in this book. This book instills pattern-based thinking that will prepare all readers for greater success in our rapidly changing world. It will help executives, regulators, investors, and concerned citizens better navigate their way through the digital transformation of everything. Professor Clemons presents six patterns for staying competitive and achieving profitable business models. The author'sreframe-recognize-respond framework teaches readers how to transform unfamiliar problems into familiar patterns, how to determine which patterns to apply in different situations, and how to respond most effectively. Information changes everything. This book is a guide to power and profit from understanding changes in the age of digital transformation.
Categories: Business & Economics

How China Loses

How China Loses

Ian Bremmer, “How China's Economy Is Poised to Win the Future,” Time, November 2, 2017, ... Howard W. French, Everything under the Heavens: How the Past Helps Shape China's Push for Global Power (Knopf, 2017), 282. 23.

Author: Luke Patey

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780190061081

Category: Political Science

Page: 400

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China's rapid economic growth over the past three decades has endowed it with enormous power. Chinese leaders now want to harness this power to become the world's dominant country, replacing the US as the global superpower. In How China Loses, Luke Patey argues that despite all its strengths, China cannot simply get what it wants. The ambitiousness of China's global economic agenda and pursuit of military expansion are undermining its ability to realize itsgeopolitical plans; other countries are beginning to resist. Weaving together on-the-ground reportage and analysis from Africa to Latin America, East Asia to Europe, Patey explores how the world is responding to China's rise and what this means for everyone.
Categories: Political Science

China s Soft Power and Higher Education in South Asia

China   s Soft Power and Higher Education in South Asia

Everything under the heavens: How the past helps shape China's push for global power. New York: Alfred A. Knopf Gillespie, S. (2001). South-South transfer: A study of Sino-African exchanges. New York: Routledge Glaser, B., & Murphy, ...

Author: Romi Jain

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000388817

Category: Education

Page: 176

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This empirical work illuminates how China uses the higher education mechanism in South Asia to advance its national interests and investigates the outcomes for China, including both challenges and opportunities. Using a soft power theoretical framework, this book employs the case study of Nepal, a South Asian country of profound geostrategic value for the two competing powers of China and India. Illustrating how higher education is the mechanism for achieving soft power goals, it draws on data analysis based on archival sources and interviews with China and South Asia experts, including academics and politico-bureaucratic elites, as well as interviews with Nepalese students and alumni. Importantly though, this book advances an innovative conceptual model of geointellect to trace the evolving dimensions of China’s global dominance in higher education, research, and innovation paradigm, especially in the context of the Belt and Road Initiative and ultimately reveals how foreign policy and higher education policy reinforce each other in the context of China. China’s Soft Power and Higher Education in South Asia provides an empirically rich resource for students and scholars of education, international relations, Asian studies, and China’s soft power.
Categories: Education

The Iconoclast

The Iconoclast

See, in particular, Jeff Kingston, “Nationalism and the 2014 Snap Election: The Abe Conundrum,” in Robert Pekkanen, ... See Howard W. French, Everything Under the Heavens: How the Past Helps Shape China's Push for Global Power New York: ...

Author: Tobias Harris

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9781787385122

Category: Political Science

Page:

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Shinzo Abe entered politics burdened by high expectations: that he would change Japan. In 2007, seemingly overwhelmed, he resigned after only a year as prime minister. Yet, following five years of reinvention, he masterfully regained the premiership in 2012, and now dominates Japanese democracy as no leader has done before. Abe has inspired fierce loyalty among his followers, cowing Japan's left with his ambitious economic program and support for the security and armed forces. He has staked a leadership role for Japan in a region being rapidly transformed by the rise of China and India, while carefully preserving an ironclad relationship with Trump's America. The Iconoclast tells the story of Abe's meteoric rise and stunning fall, his remarkable comeback, and his unlikely emergence as a global statesman laying the groundwork for Japan's survival in a turbulent century.
Categories: Political Science

Invisible China

Invisible China

Howard W. French, Everything under the Heavens: How the Past Helps Shape China's Push for Global Power (New York: Knopf, 2017). 8. Arvind Subramanian, “The Inevitable Superpower: Why China's Dominance Is a Sure Thing,” Foreign Affairs, ...

Author: Scott Rozelle

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226740515

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 248

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As the glittering skyline in Shanghai seemingly attests, China has quickly transformed itself from a place of stark poverty into a modern, urban, technologically savvy economic powerhouse. But as Scott Rozelle and Natalie Hell show in Invisible China, the truth is much more complicated and might be a serious cause for concern. China’s growth has relied heavily on unskilled labor. Most of the workers who have fueled the country’s rise come from rural villages and have never been to high school. While this national growth strategy has been effective for three decades, the unskilled wage rate is finally rising, inducing companies inside China to automate at an unprecedented rate and triggering an exodus of companies seeking cheaper labor in other countries. Ten years ago, almost every product for sale in an American Walmart was made in China. Today, that is no longer the case. With the changing demand for labor, China seems to have no good back-up plan. For all of its investment in physical infrastructure, for decades China failed to invest enough in its people. Recent progress may come too late. Drawing on extensive surveys on the ground in China, Rozelle and Hell reveal that while China may be the second-largest economy in the world, its labor force has one of the lowest levels of education of any comparable country. Over half of China’s population—as well as a vast majority of its children—are from rural areas. Their low levels of basic education may leave many unable to find work in the formal workplace as China’s economy changes and manufacturing jobs move elsewhere. In Invisible China, Rozelle and Hell speak not only to an urgent humanitarian concern but also a potential economic crisis that could upend economies and foreign relations around the globe. If too many are left structurally unemployable, the implications both inside and outside of China could be serious. Understanding the situation in China today is essential if we are to avoid a potential crisis of international proportions. This book is an urgent and timely call to action that should be read by economists, policymakers, the business community, and general readers alike.
Categories: Business & Economics

The Global Rise of China and Asia

The Global Rise of China and Asia

See Homa Katouzian, The Persians: Ancient, Medieval and Modern Iran (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2010), p. ... Quoted in Howard W. French, Everything Under the Heavens: How the Past Helps Shape China's Push for Global Power (New ...

Author: Abdul Razak Baginda

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030918064

Category: Asia

Page: 204

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This book posits an alternative narrative to Chinas rise by focusing on its impact on Asia. Chinas rapid rise as a multidimensional power is felt in all corners of the world and poses a direct challenge to the supremacy of the United States, which has held the status of a primary superpower ever since the end of the Cold War. For the most part, Asian countries want to avoid being dragged into this great power rivalry, preferring to adopt a more balanced and pragmatic approach. While a recognition of Chinas greatness does not necessarily place states in a subservient position, the author argues that the most prudent approach for Asian nations is to avoid being caught in the middle of the US-China rivalry, as this allows them to derive benefits from both sides. Abdul Razak Baginda was most recently a visiting fellow at Reitaku University, Japan. He received his doctorate in International Relations from Trinity College, University of Oxford, UK.
Categories: Asia

Chinese Foreign Policy

Chinese Foreign Policy

The Logic and Limits to Political Reform in China (Cambridge and New York: Cambridge University Press, 2013). French, Howard W. Everything Under the Heavens: How the Past Helps Shape China's Push for Global Power (New York: Knopf, ...

Author: Marc Lanteigne

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429795435

Category: Political Science

Page: 272

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This updated and expanded fourth edition of Chinese Foreign Policy seeks to examine the decision-makers, processes and rationales behind China’s expanding international relations as well as offering an in-depth look at China’s modern global relations. Among the key issues explored in this edition are: The further expansion of Chinese foreign policy from regional (Asia-Pacific) to international interests; How the government of Xi Jinping has pursued a more confident great power foreign policy agenda; China’s growing economic power in an era of global financial uncertainty and the return of protectionism; Modern security challenges, including counter-terrorism, cyber-security, maritime power, military reform and modernisation, and the protection of overseas economic interests; China’s shifting power relationship with the United States under President Donald Trump; The deeper engagement of Beijing with a growing number of international and regional institutions and legal affairs; Cross-regional diplomacy, including updated sections on Africa, Latin America, the Middle East, and Russia/Eurasia, as well as Oceania and the Polar regions; The development of the Belt and Road Initiative as a centrepiece of China’s foreign policy. This book will be essential reading for students of Chinese Foreign Policy and Asian International Relations, and highly recommended for students of diplomacy, international security and IR in general.
Categories: Political Science

China s Power in Africa

China s Power in Africa

... Everything Under the Heavens: How the Past Helps Shape China's Push for Global Power, New York, NY: Alfred A. Knopf, 2017. French, Howard W., China's Second Continent How A Million Migrants Are Building A New Empire in Africa, ...

Author: Olayiwola Abegunrin

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030219949

Category: Political Science

Page: 232

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This book examines China’s political, economic, and diplomatic engagement in Africa. The rapid increase of China’s economic and political involvement in Africa is the most momentous development on the continent of Africa since the beginning of the twenty-first century. China is now Africa’s largest trading partner and the largest infrastructure financier. Additionally, it is the fastest growing economy and source of foreign direct investment. This monograph seeks to understand the dynamics of the escalating Chinese investments in African economies and the political implications of this development for Africa. This work will interest scholars, students, academics, and policy makers on the fields of Chinese and African politics, development studies, and international political economy.
Categories: Political Science