On China by Henry Kissinger

On China

By Henry Kissinger

  • Release Date: 2011-05-17
  • Genre: Asia
Score: 3.5
From 189 Ratings
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"Fascinating, shrewd . . . The book deftly traces the rhythms and patterns of Chinese history." —Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times

In this sweeping and insightful history, Henry Kissinger turns for the first time at book length to a country he has known intimately for decades and whose modern relations with the West he helped shape. On China illuminates the inner workings of Chinese diplomacy during such pivotal events as the initial encounters between China and tight line modern European powers, the formation and breakdown of the Sino-Soviet alliance, the Korean War, and Richard Nixon’s historic trip to Beijing. With a new final chapter on the emerging superpower’s twenty-first-century role in global politics and economics, On China provides historical perspective on Chinese foreign affairs from one of the premier statesmen of our time.


  • On china

    Awesome. The # 4 review must not understand history or politics. This is plainly an easy read and maybe #4 reviewer should choose comics or children's books.
  • Regardless

    By iTunes User 7563
    Regardless of whether the reader is Christopher Hitchens or Richard Nixon, Secretary Kissinger's book "On China," provides fascinating insights and a valuable education on the country.
  • Great book

    By Best- student- ever
    Whether you agree with everything Kissinger says in the book or not, this book is a must-read for anyone who is interested in knowing more about China and the US-China relationship.
  • Brilliant

    By TomB5
    Kissinger's perspective and analysis of 40 years of US - China relations are brilliant. Whatever your political perspective, this often first hand account of the key events that have shaped this relationship is candid and educational. A must read.
  • Good but it crashes my iBooks reader

    So far I have enjoyed this book, but it seems to crash my iPad iBooks app. Hopefully Apple will fix this.