First Edition of Henry Kissinger's On China; Warmly Inscribed by Him

  • On China.

On China.

Item Number: 44037

New York: Penguin Press, 2011.

First edition of Kissinger’s 13th book, which he draws on historical records and 40 years of direct interaction with four generations of Chinese leaders to analyze the link between China’s ancient past and its present day trajectory. Octavo, original boards. Warmly inscribed by the author on the title page, “To John Rogers Grand wishes Henry Kissinger.” Fine in a fine dust jacket. Dust jacket design by Darren Haggar. Uncommon signed and inscribed.

In this sweeping and insightful history, Henry Kissinger turns for the first time at book length to a country he has known intimately for decades and whose modern relations with the West he helped shape. On China illuminates the inner workings of Chinese diplomacy during such pivotal events as the initial encounters between China and tight line modern European powers, the formation and breakdown of the Sino-Soviet alliance, the Korean War, and Richard Nixon’s historic trip to Beijing. "Fascinating, shrewd . . . The book deftly traces the rhythms and patterns of Chinese history" (Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times).