The Chinese Strategic Mind

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The Chinese Strategic Mind

Second Edition

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9781803927299 Edward Elgar Publishing
Hong Liu, Alliance Manchester Business School, University of Manchester, UK
Publication Date: June 2024 ISBN: 978 1 80392 729 9 Extent: c 306 pp
In this thoroughly revised edition of The Chinese Strategic Mind, Hong Liu underscores how the distinctive foundations of Chinese and Western thought lead to divergent focuses, objectives, and approaches. He aptly introduces a framework for comprehending the Chinese strategic mindset, exploring its origins, evolution, and implementation.

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In this thoroughly revised edition of The Chinese Strategic Mind, Hong Liu underscores how the distinctive foundations of Chinese and Western thought lead to divergent focuses, objectives, and approaches. He aptly introduces a framework for comprehending the Chinese strategic mindset, exploring its origins, evolution, and implementation.

With new content drawing from both theoretical and practical perspectives to address systematic differences in Chinese and Western thought, Liu reconciles how key factors such as industrialization, innovation, and infrastructure can influence a nation’s competitiveness. He distinguishes the competitor-focused strategies of the West from China’s economy-centred approach to delineate how China has bolstered its corporate and industrial influence. This essential second edition ultimately provides the reader with a clear and vital understanding of the significance of holistic cognition.

This book is beneficial for political and business leaders hoping to better understand Chinese decision-making processes. It is also important for students of disciplines including business studies, security studies, and politics.
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‘Hong Liu’s book should start a real search to discover what is valuable about the Chinese mind. It is hidden from view because the Chinese keep it hidden. Hong Liu has alighted on the word strategic as the key.’
– Stephen Perry, Chairman, the 48 Group Club
Contents
Contents
1 Knowledge Lacuna and Consequences 1
2 Language and thinking: the root of divergence 29
3 A framework for the Chinese strategic mind 54
4 Chinese stratagem culture 106
5 The Chinese strategic mind at work: the case of Mao Zedong 136
6 The Chinese strategic mind at work: the case of Huawei 168
7 Chinese vs. Western strategic systems: theory and practice 209
Epilogue 262
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