Share this on Twitter Share this on Facebook Share this on LinkedIn Share this on Sina Weibo Share this on Wechat Share this on LinkedIn It has become a fresh cliché to talk of Sino-U.S. relations in terms of Cold War II. And like all clichés, the imperfections of the analogy (principally the systemic differences between the USSR and the PRC, which is part of the world economy, not apart from it) are built upon a foundation of truth. Along with this new great power competition — and “ten-foot-tall syndrome” accompanying U.S. fears of China — have come a glut of books that address the rivalry head on, often with accompanying advice for how the U.S. can achieve victory. Some of those books follow a tired model and offer little new. But others, such as our top pick below, bring a fresh outlook to a power struggle that is partly reminiscent of the Soviet era yet unique in its modern challenges. And in an era when war is waged in terms of information more than direct attacks, having the right books on your shelf is a powerful protective arsenal. The One to Read Stronger: Adapting America’s China StrateSubscribe or login to read the rest. Subscribers get full access to: Exclusive longform investigative journalism, Q&As, news and analysis, and data on Chinese business elites and corporations. We publish China scoops you won't find anywhere else. A weekly curated reading list on China from David Barboza, Pulitzer Prize-winning former Shanghai correspondent for The New York Times. A daily roundup of China finance, business and economics headlines. We offer discounts for groups, institutions and students. Go to our Subscriptions page for details.