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The Resource The contest of the century : the new era of competition with China--and how America can win, Geoff Dyer

The contest of the century : the new era of competition with China--and how America can win, Geoff Dyer

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The contest of the century : the new era of competition with China--and how America can win
Title
The contest of the century
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the new era of competition with China--and how America can win
Statement of responsibility
Geoff Dyer
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "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 quest 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 dominate 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 U.S. 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 States. 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 Square--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 world. "--
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Dyer, Geoff
Dewey number
327.73051
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E183.8.C5
LC item number
D94 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • United States
  • China
  • World politics
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / International / General
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / International Relations / General
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Globalization
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The contest of the century : the new era of competition with China--and how America can win, Geoff Dyer
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Publication
Note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
2013037496
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
308 pages
Isbn
9780307960757
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013037496
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
The contest of the century : the new era of competition with China--and how America can win, Geoff Dyer
Publication
Note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
2013037496
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
308 pages
Isbn
9780307960757
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013037496
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations

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