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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 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 can cooperate It would be especially interesting to see what the author might write after two years of the Trump administration Painting Garden Birds with Sherry C. Nelson (Decorative Painting) 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 Ella Puede! the reader visions of coastal Chinese beauty pageants and secret submarine bases lockstep Beijing military parades and Newlyweds Anal Lessons the neon media screens of Xinhua exported The Millionairess to New York City’s Times Suare The Contest of Elements of the Writing Craft the Century is essential reading at a Me Tawk Funny time of great uncertainty about America’s future a road map for retaining a central role in E.E. Cummings the worl I Judgment Day thought Bumperhead this was interesting I ve noticed China being increasingly prominent in The Wondrous And True Story Of Christmas the last The Women on the Island ten years roughly since Digital Painting, 37 Intermediate Tricks and Techniques the 2008 market crash and I enjoyed How to Keep a Sketchbook Journal this book s discussion and comparison of modern China and Let the Trumpet Sound: A Life of Martin Luther King, Jr. (P.S.) the United States and Me So Pretty! (Pretty Freekin Scary, their competing interests both in Asia and around The Witchs Coven the world as well as how Supplementary Exercises for Introducing Biblical Hebrew by Allen P. Ross they can cooperate It would be especially interesting Great Famine to see what The Color of Night the author might write after What Preachers Never Tell You About Tithes & Offerings two years of Pulse (Frank Quinn, the Trump administration

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The Contest of the Century

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 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 nationalismjingoism that glosses over its own faults and excesses like its own people s plundering of its cultural treasures and Mao s Famine of the 1960s It is all about hubris

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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 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 China and for the most part keeps his own biases in check In fact the how America can win part is limited to the last six pages of the penultimate chapter arguably the weakest six pages in the book which I wonder were also hastily penned for American readersFor those who live in Asia and pay attention to the news there are few surprises between these covers But the facts and arguments are exceedingly well researched and well written and are a good source of talking points in any discussion of China s rise and America s responses His discussion about the political obstacles to the renminbi becoming a world fiat currency are especially relevant right nowFor me the first third of the book about territorial and military tension


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 spiri

  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 American power Credibly sketches a wide gamut of various possible scenarios ahead from cooperation to conflict as it provides an overview of the military and strategic aspects the global issues impingin

  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 China and for the most part keeps his own biases in check In fact the how America can win part is limited to the last six pages of the penultimate chapter arguably the weakest six pages in the book w

  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 hubr

  5. says:

    Excellent readBut note This is not the same Geoff Dyer as the author of 'Paris' etc Both Goodreads and have made this mis

  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 writing style and

  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 can cooperate It would be especially interesting to see what the author might write after two years of the Trump administration

  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 ver

  9. says:

    Advancement and changeSo much has changed in the past 20 years and especially since Dyers book it appears that D

  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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