Most of us, including me, never get to attend seminars at the Aspen Institute. Their seminars pull together some of the world's leading thought leaders. A recent Aspen Strategy Workshop was held on China. You may download the workshop's the 169 page book / report without charge.
Here is how the Aspen Institute describes this book:
"This publication is the outcome of the Aspen Strategy Group's summer 2006 workshop, the first session of its kind in which distinguished Chinese guests joined the ASG membership for an open exchange of ideas surrounding China's rise. The publication includes the revised versions of the 11 papers presented at the meeting as well as the workshop agenda and ASG Director Kurt Campbell's scene setter and concluding observations. Representing a rich range of fields and perspectives, the authors examine economic and transnational challenges as well as Chinese soft power, the implications for U.S., regional, and global security, and the possibilities for cooperation in the critical years ahead. Contributors include both American as well as Chinese participants such as Dean of the School of International Studies at Peking University, Wang Jisi. Their analysis presents varying scenarios – engagement, coexistence, or heightened tensions in such areas as trade and military affairs."