In This Review

China And Northeast Asia
China And Northeast Asia
By Harry Harding
University Press of America/New York: The Asia Society, 1988, 81 pp

In this short volume, one of America's eminent China specialists provides a concise analysis of Chinese foreign policy since the death of Mao Zedong in 1976. He stresses how the Chinese leaders have increasingly acknowledged the durability and legitimacy of the international order, have greatly reduced their support for revolutionary movements in the Third World, and now take an active and constructive role in virtually every major international organization. Harding concludes that the United States and China will share common interests on some matters while differing on others, but that the commonalities should outweigh the differences.