The Hundred-Year Marathon: China's Secret Strategy to Replace America as the Global Superpower
One of the U.S. government's leading China experts reveals the hidden strategy fueling that country's rise – and how Americans have been seduced into helping China overtake us as the world's leading superpower.
For more than forty years, the United States has played an indispensable role helping the Chinese government build a booming economy, develop its scientific and...more
"The enemy of my enemy is my friend" is a very old maxim and is generally thought to be true. However, in dealing with China this is probably far from the ...more
Having heard much about this book, I was compelled to read it in one sitting. The obvious strengths of this book are the expertise and credibility of the author, and the truly original material brought to light within the book, some of it ...more
Beijing paper cover 'Outsider strikes back'
"We're in year 65". Thence 35 more years to go.
2049: ends marathon.
With Abe's rush-visit to the USA next week, many wonder about Asia; how will Trump handle the "pivot"? Some speak of "unpredictability", some of "isolationism"; others about "the deal-maker" or even the "outsourcing". True, many "unknowns". The Dragon is watching, in the meantime.
So.... I’m confused. The author tries to make the case that “China has been duping us all by pretending to not be interested in global hegemony, while in reality it is and it’s always been”. My question is : so what? It’s not like this is a terrible secret that changes everything.
In fact, given the direction and the unstoppable force of the Chinese economy, China’s upcoming economic hegemony is out there, for ...more
1. China is patient and can plan for 100 years. and it knows how to play Go (wei qi) very well. All the friendly gestures are fake, and the politburo thinks America is the enemy, intent on suppressing its peaceful rise. He posited that all the American leaders had not been able to see though China’s real ...more
Granted it is one man’s point of view, but it is one that should be taken seriously. Hopefully people ...more
This book should give us all pause as to what China is doing across the world and the perception it is laying out to all observers.
Do yourself a favor and read this book. If you have any interest on what’s going to happen in the next 20 years, a big player involves one that is in this book.
China’s Hawks are far more numerous and influential than were previously thought, and even mainstream politicians are not as moderate as they appear
The US fundamentally does not grasp Chinese ...more
He distances himself for so-called China experts who do not have ...more
The first is that it seems like almost all of the content depends on just one source, the author. There are a bunch of red flags in the text that point to this, like the conspiratorial language that's used, the author's insistence that other China experts don't understand Chinese nearly as well as he does (and so should be ignored), or claims that others have been successfully 'duped' by China's public statements but ...more
The insights Michael Pillsbury provides on China- US relations will give you chills. The information is well sourced, presented in a way that shows the bold truth on this subject matter. It’s broken down in easy to understand terms, making ...more
The author admits he felt fooled by China. He says he was in their corner for years while working for the United States
While I'm sure a great deal of this book is Pillsbury's conjecture and opinion, I respect his honesty. I trust men who own up to mistakes that attack their credibility. He lets you know where he's coming from.
As with all matters, you need to read ten opposing books to get any idea of what's ...more
In the first case: It serves as a primer to bring you up to speed (at least to 2015) with a perspective to assess the current government focus on Sino-American issues.
In the second: It is a well documented walk down memory lane from an author who has spent his professional career immersed in the issues. Although, I can think of dangerous blunders made ...more
I was surprised by our CIA and the presidents overlooking the culture and communication nuances. Misreading every cue according to the author. ...more
As a country, we actively worked to lift China out of poverty, beginning in the 70s. We tried to be their friend. Yet they have pursued policies meant to bring us down. A knife in the back was our payback. And now they are taking Canadian hostages. The Chinese government is a cancer in the world and needs to be contained like we did with the Soviets. Evil, at its core, is ...more
Michael Pillsbury is the director of the Center on Chinese Strategy at the Hudson Institute and has served in presidential administrations from Richard Nixon to Barack Obama. Educated at Stanford and Columbia Universities, he is a former analyst at the RAND Corporation and research fellow at Harvard and has served in senior positions in the Defense Department and on the staff of ...more