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From the former Financial Times Beijing bureau chief a balanced and far seeing analysis of the emerging competition between China and the United States that will dominate twenty first century world affairs an inside account of Beijing’s uest for influence and an explanation of how America can come out on top The structure of global politics is shifting rapidly After decades of rising China has entered a new and critical phase where it seeks to turn its economic heft into global power In this deeply informed book Geoff Dyer makes a lucid and convincing argument that China and the United States are now embarking on a great power–style competition that will dominat. I like the book and perspective it gives regarding positions of China and US in terms of military ideology spirit of a nation and economics There are so many details such a Cheating for the Chicken Man dominate twenty first century world affairs an inside account of Beijing’s uest for influence and an explanation of how America can come out on top The structure of global politics is shifting rapidly After The Last Runaway decades of rising China has entered a new and critical phase where it seeks to turn its economic heft into global power In this On Tidy Endings deeply informed book Geoff Dyer makes a lucid and convincing argument that China and the United States are now embarking on a great power–style competition that will Flat World Navigation dominat. I like the book and perspective it gives regarding positions of China and US in terms of military ideology spirit of a nation and economics There are so many A House of My Own Stories from My Life details such a

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E the century This contest will take place in every arena from control of the seas where China’s new navy is trying to ease the United States out of Asia and reassert its traditional leadership to rewriting the rules of the global economy with attempts to turn the renminbi into the predominant international currency toppling the dominance of the US dollar And by investing billions to send its media groups overseas Beijing hopes to shift the global debate about democracy and individual rights Eyeing the high ground of international politics China is taking the first steps in an ambitious global agenda Yet Dyer explains how China will struggle to unseat the United S. Incredibly nuanced One of the few times I ve seen a Western author present the Chinese establishment in a way that is not bluntly monolithic accurately capturing the fears uinze dias dominance of the US Cheating for the Chicken Man dollar And by investing billions to send its media groups overseas Beijing hopes to shift the global The Last Runaway debate about On Tidy Endings democracy and individual rights Eyeing the high ground of international politics China is taking the first steps in an ambitious global agenda Yet Dyer explains how China will struggle to unseat the United S. Incredibly nuanced One of the few times I ve seen a Western author present the Chinese establishment in a way that is not bluntly monolithic accurately capturing the fears

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Tates China’s new ambitions are provoking intense anxiety especially in Asia while America’s global influence has deep roots If Washington can adjust to a world in which it is no longer dominant but still immensely powerful it can withstand China’s challenge With keen insight based on a deep local knowledge offering the reader visions of coastal Chinese beauty pageants and secret submarine bases lockstep Beijing military parades and the neon media screens of Xinhua exported to New York City’s Times Suare The Contest of the Century is essential reading at a time of great uncertainty about America’s future a road map for retaining a central role in the worl. Advancement and changeSo much has changed in the past 20 years and especially since Dyers book it appears that Decoupling is inevitableit s hard to see a coming together of Cheating for the Chicken Man deep roots If Washington can adjust to a world in which it is no longer The Last Runaway dominant but still immensely powerful it can withstand China’s challenge With keen insight based on a On Tidy Endings deep local knowledge offering the reader visions of coastal Chinese beauty pageants and secret submarine bases lockstep Beijing military parades and the neon media screens of Xinhua exported to New York City’s Times Suare The Contest of the Century is essential reading at a time of great uncertainty about America’s future a road map for retaining a central role in the worl. Advancement and changeSo much has changed in the past 20 years and especially since Dyers book it appears that Decoupling is inevitableit s hard to see a coming together of

  • Hardcover
  • 320
  • The Contest of the Century
  • Geoff Dyer
  • English
  • 10 October 2019
  • 9780307960757

10 thoughts on “The Contest of the Century

  1. says:

    I like the book and perspective it gives regarding positions of China and US in terms of military ideology spirit of a nat

  2. says:

    A very balanced and accessible dissection of one of the most important issues of our time the rise of China amid a corresponding weakening of

  3. says:

    Despite the unfortunate almost shrill subtitle How America Can Win tacked on to the US edition only Dyer presents a well balanced picture of the current state of China's international political and economic ambitions Dyer really gets

  4. says:

    A rational updated and sober take on the so called emerging power that is China this book tells what I already know about China hubris From the apocryphal tale of a 15th century Chinese admiral that sailed around Southeast Asia and the Indian Ocean in a version of imperialism that predated the European ones to its fragile nationalismjingois

  5. says:

    Excellent readBut note This is not the same Geoff Dyer as the author of 'Paris' etc Both Goodreads and have made this mistake This Geoff Dyer is a Financial times journalist

  6. says:

    Incredibly nuanced One of the few times I've seen a Western author present the Chinese establishment in a way that is not bluntly monolithic accurately capturing the fears and aspirations of the the Chinese people This book has put to words my indescribable experience of Chinese culture through my extended family in such an uncanny fashion This intellectual complexity is complemented by his incredible writin

  7. says:

    I thought this was interesting I've noticed China being increasingly prominent in the last ten years roughly since the 2008 market crash and I enjoyed this book's discussion and comparison of modern China and the United States and their competing interests both in Asia and around the world as well as how they c

  8. says:

    Really interesting book nice to get an outsider's view the author is British about the situation between China and the US It would also be very interesting to see if the author is so optimistic after a year of the Trump admi

  9. says:

    Advancement and changeSo much has changed in the past 20 years and especially since Dyers book it appears that Decoupling is inevitableit's hard to see a coming together of the two largest economies after Trump's tariffs and with such distrust

  10. says:

    It’s an underrated book about China This book gives comphrensive explanation about China’s foreign policy politics economy history and philosophy

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