448 pp., 6.125 x 9.25, 8 halftones, notes, bibl., index
Hardcover ISBN: 978-1-4696-3170-7
Published: April 2017
eBook ISBN: 978-1-4696-3171-4
Published: February 2017
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Presenting a detailed narrative of the diplomatic, economic, and cultural competition between Beijing and Washington, Brazinsky offers an important new window for understanding the impact of the Cold War on the Third World. With China’s growing involvement in Asia and Africa in the twenty-first century, this impressive new work of international history has an undeniable relevance to contemporary world affairs and policy making.
About the Author
Gregg A. Brazinsky is associate professor of history and international affairs at George Washington University.
For more information about Gregg A. Brazinsky, visit the Author Page.
“[Brazinsky's] deeply researched, narrowly focused, easy-flowing, and well-articulated book will be a tremendous asset to college undergraduates studying the Cold War and the current 'Thucydides Trap’. Highly recommended”--Choice
“Essential reading for anyone interested in the future of U.S.-Chinese relations.”--Foreign Affairs
“Sheds new light on the Cold War as a global contest for multiple players to win hearts and minds, and above all, to improve their international status.”--Journal of American-East Asian Relations
“Brazinsky has written a fresh and, indeed, pioneering book on the hot subject of Sino-American relations in the Cold War by concentrating on the previously little-explored area of the two countries’ competition in the Third World. This is first-rate scholarship.”--Chen Jian, Cornell University
“By exploring China’s foreign policy toward the Afro-Asian world during the Cold War, Brazinsky has moved the literature on Sino-American relations in a new direction. Scholars have noted the Maoist emphasis on the “intermediate zone,” but few have taken it seriously by studying how it influenced Chinese policy.”--Lorenz Lüthi, McGill University
“Winning the Third World is a must-read for anyone interested in the history of the Cold War, American foreign policy, and China’s foreign relations. Brazinsky’s painstaking research, incisive analysis, and fluid narrative reveals the highly consequential Sino-American struggle for prestige and influence in the developing world during the first half of the Cold War.”--Thomas J. Christensen, author of The China Challenge: Shaping the Choices of a Rising Power