Tangled Titans offers a current and comprehensive assessment of the most important relationship in international affairs - that between the United States and China. How the relationship evolves will have a defining impact on the future of world politics, the Asian region, and the citizens of many nations. In this definitive audiobook, leading experts provide an in-depth exploration of the historical, domestic, bilateral, regional, global, and future contexts of this complex relationship. The contributors argue that the relationship is a unique combination of deep interdependence, limited cooperation, and increasing competition. Never in modern history have two great powers been so deeply intertwined - yet so suspicious and potentially antagonistic toward each other. Exploring this cooperative and competitive dynamic, the contributors offer a wealth of detail on contemporary Sino-American relations unavailable elsewhere. Students will find Tangled Titans essential listening to understand the current dynamics and future direction of relations between the world's two most important powers.
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Managing to have a collection of experts all write about China and the US, and have them all systematically leave out any useful info about either country takes amazingly bad editing on the part of the editor. The highfaluting language used by the writers may have explained how they all got past him.
I gave this audiobook the benefit of two readings, which took some time. After the first, I felt I missed something, so I listened for the message. It does not exist. What you get, a variety of contributing authors painting historical accounts, followed by academic drivel, pure drivel, ivory tower drivel. Sad, I know the editor and authors placed considerable effort into their respective areas of contribution; maybe I'm still missing something, but I am not going back the third time.
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