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The Resource Asia's reckoning : China, Japan, and the fate of U.S. power in the Pacific century, Richard McGregor

Asia's reckoning : China, Japan, and the fate of U.S. power in the Pacific century, Richard McGregor

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Asia's reckoning : China, Japan, and the fate of U.S. power in the Pacific century
Title
Asia's reckoning
Title remainder
China, Japan, and the fate of U.S. power in the Pacific century
Statement of responsibility
Richard McGregor
Title variation
Asias reckoning
Title variation remainder
China, Japan, and the fate of U.S. power in the Pacific century
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Language
eng
Summary
"A history of the combative military, diplomatic, and economic relations among China, Japan and the United States since the 1970s--and the potential crisis that lies ahead. Richard McGregor's Asia's Reckoning is a compelling account of the widening geopolitical divisions in a region that has flourished under an American security umbrella for more than half a century. The toxic rivalry between China and Japan, two Asian giants consumed with endless history wars and ruled by entrenched political dynasties, is threatening to upend the peace underwritten by Pax Americana since World War II. Combined with Donald Trump's disdain for America's old alliances and China's own regional ambitions, East Asia is entering a new era of instability and conflict. If the United States laid the postwar foundations for modern Asia, which is now the anchor of the global economy, Asia's Reckoning reveals how that structure is coming apart. With unrivaled access to archives in the United States and Asia, as well as to many of the major players in all three countries, Richard McGregor has written an account that blends the tectonic shifts in diplomacy with bitter domestic politics and the personalities driving them. It is a story not only of an overstretched America, but also of the rise and fall and rise of the great powers of Asia. The about-turn of Japan--from a colossus seemingly poised for world domination to a nation in inexorable decline in the space of two decades--has few parallels in modern history, as does the rapid rise of China, a country whose military is now larger than those of Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, and Southeast Asia combined. The confrontational course on which China and Japan are set is no simple spat between neighbors, for the United States would be obligated to support Japan in any military conflict that arose between the two. The fallout would be an economic tsunami, affecting manufacturing centers, trade routes, and political capitals on every continent. Asia's Reckoning takes us behind the headlines of McGregor's decades of reporting in the region to show how American power will stand or fall on its ability to hold its ground in Asia."--Jacket
Summary
A journalist describes the modern history of relations between China, Japan and the United States, discussing the confrontational path the two Asian nations appear to be on and what that means for America
Writing style
Award
Prime Minister's Literary Awards: Nonfiction, 2018.
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10578806
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DLC
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1958-
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McGregor, Richard
Dewey number
327.73051
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
E183.8.C5
LC item number
M386 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Eastern question (Far East)
  • Balance of power
  • Balance of power
  • Diplomatic relations
  • Eastern question (Far East)
  • HISTORY / Asia
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Geopolitics
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / International Relations / Diplomacy
  • United States
  • China
  • United States
  • Japan
  • China
  • Japan
  • United States
Target audience
adult
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China, Japan, and the fate of U.S. power in the Pacific century
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Asia's reckoning : China, Japan, and the fate of U.S. power in the Pacific century, Richard McGregor
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 357-382) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Postwar. China, red or green -- The seventies. Countering Japan ; Five ragged islands -- The eighties. The golden years ; Japan says no -- The nineties. Asian values ; Apologies and their discontents -- The twenty-first century. Yasukuni respects ; History's cauldron ; The Ampo mafia ; The rise and retreat of great powers ; China lays down the law ; Nationalization ; Creation myths ; Freezing point
Control code
1888693
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvii, 396 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780399562679
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2017025382
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40027466903
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780399562679
  • (OCoLC)975135544
Label
Asia's reckoning : China, Japan, and the fate of U.S. power in the Pacific century, Richard McGregor
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 357-382) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Postwar. China, red or green -- The seventies. Countering Japan ; Five ragged islands -- The eighties. The golden years ; Japan says no -- The nineties. Asian values ; Apologies and their discontents -- The twenty-first century. Yasukuni respects ; History's cauldron ; The Ampo mafia ; The rise and retreat of great powers ; China lays down the law ; Nationalization ; Creation myths ; Freezing point
Control code
1888693
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvii, 396 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780399562679
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2017025382
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40027466903
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780399562679
  • (OCoLC)975135544

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