Haunted by Parents
At the beginning of the twenty-first century, China is poised to become a major global power. And though much has been written of China's rise, a crucial aspect of this transformation has gone largely unnoticed: the way that China is using soft power to appeal to its neighbours and to distant countries alike. This original book is the first to examine the significance of China's recent focus on soft power, that is, diplomacy, trade incentives, cultural and educational exchange opportunities, and other techniques, to project a benign national image, pose as a model of social and economic success, and develop stronger international alliances. Drawing on years of experience tracking China's policies in Southeast Asia, Latin America, and Africa, Joshua Kurlantzick reveals how China has wooed the world with a charm offensive that has largely escaped the attention of American policymakers. Beijing's new diplomacy has altered the political landscape in Southeast Asia and far beyond, changing the dynamics of China's relationships with other countries. China also has worked to take advantage of American policy mistakes, the author contends. In a provocative conclusion, he considers a future in which China may be the first nation since the Soviet Union to rival the U.S. in international influence.
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n his “Letter to the Reader of This New Edition”of Baby and Child Care, Dr.
Benjamin Spock (1957) writes,“When I was writing the first edition [of this book]
between 1943 and 1946, the attitude of a majority of people toward infant feeding
4 His mother,Mildred,was devoted to her six children and centered her daily life
on their care. But in the view of Benjamin's sister Hiddy,“It was perfectly obvious
to all of us that [Ben] was the child that she loved [the most]”(quoted in Maier
harmful as deeds, and to touch ourselves 'down there'was not just sinful but might
cause birth defects in our children” ... for four or five years,he was surprised to
find himself feeling and saying joyfully to his wife that his newborn first child (a ...
Later, ten years after writing his first version of Baby and Child Care, Spock was
appointed to the departments of both psychiatry and pediatrics at Western
Reserve University in Cleveland.18 He set up a joint study by pediatricians and ...
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - dfullmer - LibraryThing
A very interesting book that discussed how your relationship with your parents affects your outlook in life, and your attitude towards change. Interesting case studies of famous authors, and various patients. Read full review
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Psychoanalysis is much less fashionable as a treatment modality than it once was. However, this book, which is grounded in that tradition, revisits some of its key concepts in a thoughtful ... Read full review