The Blurb On The Back:
The dramatic story of the relationship between the world’s three largest economies, by one of the foremost experts on East Asia.
For more than half a century, American power in the Pacific has successfully kept the peace. But it has also cemented the toxic rivalry between China and Japan, consumed with endless history wars and entrenched political dynasties. Now, the combination of these forces with Donald Trump’s unpredictable impulses and disdain for America’s old alliances threatens to upend the region. If the United States helped lay the post-war foundations for modern Asia, Asia’s Reckoning will reveal how that structure is now crumbling.
With unrivalled access to US and Asian archives, as well as many of the major players in all three countries, Richard McGregor shows how the confrontational course on which China and Japan have increasingly set themselves is no simple spat between neighbours. And the fallout would be a political and economic tsunami for all of us.
The Review (Cut For Spoilers):