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Cultural Realism: Strategic Culture and Grand Strategy in Chinese History (Princeton Studies in International History and Politics Book 178) by [Alastair Iain Johnston]

Cultural Realism: Strategic Culture and Grand Strategy in Chinese History (Princeton Studies in International History and Politics Book 178) Kindle Edition

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If Johnston's analysis of China's strategic culture is correct--and I believe that it is--generational change will not guarantee a kinder, gentler China.Warren I. CohenThe Atlantic Monthly contends that the Chinese are no less concerned with the use of military power than any other civilization--a point that scholars have traditionally disputed because, as Johnston demonstrates, they misread the Chinese classics.Roderick MacFarquharLingua FrancaJohnston is correct that many actual Chinese uses of force look far more like 'realism' than many Sinologists have realized. His stress on the 'realist' thread in the classics is likewise very illuminating.Arthur WaldronThe New RepublicThe beauty of this book is the clarity and precision of the argument.... We need the intellectual challenge of such social science research on ancient and imperial China.Joseph W. EshrickJournal of Asian Studies --This text refers to the paperback edition.

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Cultural Realism is an in-depth study of premodern Chinese strategic thought that has important implications for contemporary international relations theory. In applying a Western theoretical debate to China, Iain Johnston advances rigorous procedures for testing for the existence and influence of "strategic culture". --This text refers to the paperback edition.

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B086R85JNH
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Princeton University Press (5 May 2020)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 8166 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
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  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 317 pages
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