Bill Holstein on The New Art of War
Where: Book Culture on Columbus
450 Columbus Ave.
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Catch a reading and conversation to celebrate the recent release of The New Art of War: China’s Deep Strategy Inside the United States with the author, Bill Holstein. He will be joined in conversation with president of Harper’s Magazine, Rick MacArthur.
“The supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting.” –Sun Tzu, author, The Art of War
The challenge is this: how can America’s fractured democracy and diverse society respond to a centrally orchestrated strategy from China that ultimately may challenge our interests and our values? Some Chinese-Americans and Chinese residents–perhaps only a relative handful–have cooperated in obtaining technology for China. And many Chinese nationals who obtained years of experience working at American companies have returned to China to help competitors there. The Chinese have a nickname for these individuals, haigui, or returning sea turtles who come ashore once a year to lay their eggs. This book outlines the contemporary issues and offers solutions.
Bill Holstein has been writing about the emergence of China for 40 years, ever since he was assigned as a United Press International correspondent to Hong Kong in January 1979. He won an Overseas Press Club (OPC) award for best economic coverage from abroad for his coverage of China’s efforts to achieve Deng Xiaoping’s economic modernization vision.Buy tickets/get more info now