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A Contest for Supremacy: China, America, and the Struggle for Mastery in Asia by Aaron L. Friedberg (review)

A Contest for Supremacy: China, America, and the Struggle for Mastery in Asia by Aaron L.... the purely academic and highly specialized variety of social history that is fundamentally historical sociology, demography, and anthropology. These studies were, in turn, the result of a broad trend that might be termed the "social scientification" of history, which commenced in the 1960s. Such studies, primarily in European and American history, often focused on synchronic rather than diachronic analysis and are often reliant on statistical evidence. 2. Most of these amateur writings never see publication (as the case of Esherick's father-inlaw's memoirs), but an increasing number have appeared in foreign languages. Two of many excellent examples are Mulberry Child by Jian Ping (2008) and Red Circle by Stephen Chen (2010). Although clearly an amateur effort free of the strictures of professional history, Chen's work might be considered illustrative of a culturally wrought concern for ancestral glory and the ease of relatively inexpensive self-publishing. It also gives insight into what the tumultuous events of the past century in China meant at the individual level. Aaron L. Friedberg. A Contest for Supremacy: China, America, and the Struggle for Mastery in Asia. New York: W. W. Norton and Company, 2011. xvi, 360 pp. Hardcover $27.95, isbn 978-0-393-06828-3. Aaron Friedberg is a http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png China Review International University of Hawai'I Press

A Contest for Supremacy: China, America, and the Struggle for Mastery in Asia by Aaron L. Friedberg (review)

China Review International , Volume 18 (3) – Oct 1, 2011

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the purely academic and highly specialized variety of social history that is fundamentally historical sociology, demography, and anthropology. These studies were, in turn, the result of a broad trend that might be termed the "social scientification" of history, which commenced in the 1960s. Such studies, primarily in European and American history, often focused on synchronic rather than diachronic analysis and are often reliant on statistical evidence. 2. Most of these amateur writings never see publication (as the case of Esherick's father-inlaw's memoirs), but an increasing number have appeared in foreign languages. Two of many excellent examples are Mulberry Child by Jian Ping (2008) and Red Circle by Stephen Chen (2010). Although clearly an amateur effort free of the strictures of professional history, Chen's work might be considered illustrative of a culturally wrought concern for ancestral glory and the ease of relatively inexpensive self-publishing. It also gives insight into what the tumultuous events of the past century in China meant at the individual level. Aaron L. Friedberg. A Contest for Supremacy: China, America, and the Struggle for Mastery in Asia. New York: W. W. Norton and Company, 2011. xvi, 360 pp. Hardcover $27.95, isbn 978-0-393-06828-3. Aaron Friedberg is a

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Published: Oct 1, 2011

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