a necessary read for those concerned with the issue of cultural versus strategic realism and Chinese strategic culture....highly recommended.
Wang's book provides an accessible, historically well-informed and methodologicallywell-constructed account of an important phenomenon of Chinese history.
(Aleksandra Kubat China Quarterly
...a must-read for those who are interested in Chinese power politics and strategic culture.
(Julia Dinh T.H.L. Asian Politics and Policy
Yuan-kang Wang's Harmony and War is the most important and well-conceived application of structural realist theory to Chinese foreign policy (past and present) to date.
(Gregory J. Moore Journal of Chinese Political Science
Yuan-kang Wang offers a powerful test of strategic culture versus structural realism in the contexts of Song and Ming China, meticulously weaving together international relations theories and Chinese history. The result is a must read for any student of international relations and Chinese foreign policy.
(Victoria Tin-bor Hui, University of Notre Dame)