Like Alastair Iain Johnston's superb study of Chinese military culture, Cultural Realism, Bernstein and Munro do not stoop to unfair characterization of the Chinese culture or the Chinese people. The grounds for their thesis--that the United States and China are on a collision course over strategic national goals--are well documented in their book. Their argument is particularly strong in its consideration of how China can use its economic influence to curb other nations such as Japan and South Korea. Certain to be the most controversial book published on the subject of Sino-American relations for some time, The Coming Conflict with China makes for a thrilling, troubling read. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
I'm 63 years old and I vividly remember my Grandfather telling me "Never trust the Chinese". So I began my own study of them and their culture. Read morePublished 10 months ago by T. David B.
Although published in 1997, this book still offers a great account of some of the methods that China employed to get where they are today. Read morePublished on May 2, 2012 by Richard Telofski
This will be a good beginners book for those unfamiliar with China and its history. Nevertheless; this book does not have tremendous information that is not already well known. Read morePublished on February 27, 2011 by V-ROD
Contrary to what many people here have stated, this is an excellent study of Sino-American Relations. Read morePublished on April 2, 2001 by Amazon Customer
Not at all informative, this book seems to have taken its cue from Huntington's "Clash of Civilizations" theory: the authors construct a model for the future U.S. Read morePublished on July 15, 2000 by Edward Bosnar
I was assigned this book for a class in East Asian-World Politics, so I read it thoroughly and was thoroughly disappointed. Read morePublished on April 21, 2000 by James Schoonmaker
I tried to keep an open-minded perspective on the arguments made in this book but they're just outrageous. Read morePublished on March 21, 2000 by Walt C. Shaw
The authors of this book are able to twist and distort facts to a point where it is unbelievable. Are they worried of China becoming too strong? Read morePublished on October 5, 1999