On China Chapter Abstracts for Teachers

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Chapter Abstracts

Prologue; Preface; Chapters 1-2

* Kissinger states his role as a diplomat to China.

* History of China is explored.

* Yellow Emperor is discussed.

* China was the first country to undertake naval exploration.

* Zheng He is introduced.

* China is ruled by the Mandate of Heaven.

* Confucius is introduced.

* China's tendency toward isolation and war are discussed.

Chapters 3-5

* From Preeminence to Decline

* Wei Yuan's Blueprint: "Using Barbarians Against Barbarians," Learning Their Techniques

* The Erosion of Authority: Domestic Upheavals and the Challenge of Foreign Encroachments

* Managing Decline

* The Challenge of Japan

* The Boxer Uprising and the New Era of Warring States

* Mao's Continuous Revolution

* Mao and the Great Harmony

* Mao and International Relations: The Empty City Stratagem, Chinese Deterrence, and the Quest for Psychological Advantage

* The Continuous Revolution and the Chinese People

* Triangular Diplomacy and the Korean War

* Kim Il-sung and the Outbreak of War

* American Intervention: Resisting Aggression

* Chinese Reactions...

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