China Cultural Awareness Book Report Essay

2931 Words12 Pages
China Cultural Awareness Book Report
I chose the book On China by Henry Kissinger to analyze the country I was assigned because it was a fairly new book. On China was written in 2011, information throughout the book was relevant, up to date, and easy to comprehend. Throughout the last few months of Warrant Officer Basic Course we have been introduced to numerous tools that help us during the Targeting process. One of the tools that we utilized was the acronym PMESII-PT (political, military, economic, social, information, infrastructure, physical environment, and time.) This acronym is utilized in regards to analyzing a specific operational environment for a given area. The focal point of my analysis of the book On China is
…show more content…
The context in this paper therefore is going to analyze the country progression utilizing the information written in On China. I will analyze the country from the ancient China to the Modern china that has established her through political leaderships and economic stability of the country.
Political organization in China
Dynasty rise and falls characterized China’s ancient political organizations (Kissinger & Henry 88). The dynasty era began during the Xia dynasty in around 2100-1600 BC and ended when the Republic of China government was formed in the year 1949. Their political organization was hereditary, hence the name dynasty. This meant that when the king or the emperor died the succession for the throne would occur in the same family line; mainly from father to son. There were some occasions, however, when a non- blood relative would assume the leadership positions. Nevertheless, this was in very rare instances. This kind of political organization and ruling to some extent might have promoted unity of the various kingdoms as per the time; although this was not always the case. There are some instances when the country Kingdom split and later merged again through conquests and war.
The ancient China was characterized by many dynasties (Kissinger & Henry 72). The Xia dynasty was the first. The Shang dynasties succeed the Xia dynasty (1600-1046). Then there was the Zhou Dynasty. It was followed by the
Get Access