Description : Examines the rising power of China and Chinese foreign policy through a revisionist analysis of Chinese civilization. What does the rise of China represent, and how should the international community respond? With a holistic rereading of Chinese longue durée history, Fei-Ling Wang provides a simple but powerful framework for understanding the nature of persistent and rising Chinese power and its implications for the current global order. He argues that the Chinese ideation and tradition of political governance and world order—the China Order—is based on an imperial state of Confucian-Legalism as historically exemplified by the Qin-Han polity. Claiming a Mandate of Heaven to unify and govern the whole known world or tianxia (all under heaven), the China Order dominated Eastern Eurasia as a world empire for more than two millennia, until the late nineteenth century. Since 1949, the People’s Republic of China has been a reincarnated Qin-Han polity without the traditional China Order, finding itself stuck in the endless struggle against the current world order and the ever-changing Chinese society for its regime survival and security. Wang also offers new discoveries and assessments about the true golden eras of Chinese civilization, explains the great East-West divergence between China and Europe, and analyzes the China Dream that drives much of current Chinese foreign policy. “An original, important, well-researched, and powerfully argued exploration of the virtues and vices of the Chinese state from its ancient past to its likely future.” — Edward Friedman, University of Wisconsin, Madison “A masterpiece. Wang provides a grand, sweeping, even epic review of two thousand years of Chinese history. His argument is compelling and well documented; the richness and variety of sources—Chinese and English—he cites is breathtaking. The book is likely to end up on the reading list of every serious student of China’s position in the world for many years to come.” — Daniel C. Lynch, author of China’s Futures: PRC Elites Debate Economics, Politics, and Foreign Policy “This imaginative and provocative grand tour of Chinese cosmological order and geopolitical strategy, past and present, is destined to become a classic.” — Ming Xia, author of The People’s Congresses and Governance in China: Toward a Network Mode of Governance
Description : This book presents a comprehensive overview of China's main foreign and defense policies, providing students, policy makers, and general readers with an up-to-date assessment of this most important country. • A chronology of events • A collection of key documents • An annotated bibliography of recommended current sources
Description : Now in a fully updated edition, this cogent book examines the international relations of the PRC since its founding in 1949. Robert Sutter provides a balanced assessment of the country’s recent successes and advances as well as the legacies and constraints that hamper it, especially in nearby Asia—long the focus of China’s foreign policy attention.
Description : Despite its increasingly secure place in the world, the People's Republic of China remains dissatisfied with its global status. Its growing material power has simultaneously led to both greater influence and unsettling questions about its international intentions. China also has found itself in a constant struggle to balance its aspirations abroad with a daunting domestic agenda. This authoritative book provides a unique exploration of the complex and dynamic motivations behind Beijing's foreign policy. The authors focus on China's choices and calculations on issues such as the ruling Communist party-regime's interests, international status and image, nationalism, Taiwan, human rights, globalization, U.S. hegemony, international institutions, and the war on terrorism. Taken together, the chapters offer a comprehensive diagnosis of the emerging paradigms in Chinese foreign policy, illuminating especially China's struggle to engineer and manage its rise in light of the opportunities and perils inherent in the post-cold war and post-9/11 world.
Description : Japan's Security Relations with China since 1989 raises the crucial question of whether Japan's political leadership which is still preoccupied with finding a new political constellation and with overcoming a deep economic crisis is able to handle such a complex policy in the face of an increasingly assertive China and a US alliance partner with strong swings between engaging and containing China's power. This study of the highly topical bilateral relationship will be of great interest to students and researchers in Japanese and Chinese Studies, Politics, International Relations and Security Studies.
Description : Containing essays from outsourcing experts that explore the current state of China, this book looks at the nation as a whole, covering topics such as growth, internal domestic struggles, environmental issues, political issues and economic growth.
Description : "China's surging political, economic, and social relations with the developing world have sparked considerable attention and even generated alarm in some national capitals. The chapters in this volume, written by an international ensemble of scholars from Europe. Taiwan, and the United States, provide balanced and invaluable historical and current background on China's developing relations with Africa. Central Asia, the Middle East. Southeast Asia, and other regions, simultaneously illuminating the causes and consequences of these ties and correcting some of the distortions present in the contemporary academic, journalistic, and policy making communities' treatment of these topics." ---Jean-Marc F Blanchard. Center for U.S.-China Policy Studies, San Francisco State University "This book brings together leading experts from three continents---Asia. Europe, and North America---to examine China's emergence as a major player in the developing world. This comprehensive overview text, with multifaceted analysis based on new scholarship, will interest scholars, students, and practitioners in the fields of Chinese politics. Chinese foreign policy, energy politics, and regional area studies." ---Sujian Guo, San Francisco State University "Dancing with the Dragon offers valuable perspectives on China's interactions with the developing world." ---Dali Yang, University of Chicago For the past several decades, China has been transforming itself from an isolated and backward agrarian society into an economic superpower with global interests and responsibilities. Over 300 million Chinese have been lifted out of poverty, and China now enjoys the fastest growing and third largest economy on Earth. Not surprisingly, numerous changes in China's foreign relations have accompanied the astounding transformations in the country's domestic politics and society. Perhaps most surprising to some observers is Beijing's aggressive foray into the so-called developing world. This coedited book focuses on China's increasing engagement with many of the less developed countries---particularly those in Africa. Latin America. Southeast Asia. Central Asia, and the Middle East---and explores the current and future trends in Beijing's foreign relations. The old and hackneyed call for revolutionary struggle and world revolution has been consigned to the dustbin of history. In its place is a concrete pledge to construct a "win-win" relationship with any country willing to deepen ties with Beijing. Dancing with the Dragon will help readers gain a greater understanding of China's foreign relations in this critical part of the global community.
Description : "The Dragon's Hidden Wings is the first comprehensive study on China's own soft power and the soft power wielding in China's rising process. Sheng Ding provides the reader with a detailed empirical study that chronicles China's economic and political ascent on the global scene over the course of the past three decades. This book not only examines the connections between the ongoing rise of China and its "soft power," a term coined by Joseph Nye, but also delivers to readers a more complete understanding of China's state power and the process of modernization it has undergone in order to accomplish its national goals." "The main questions addressed are: "What are the theoretical and empirical connections between the soft power concept and the rise of China? "What are China's own soft power resources? How has Beijing used soft power to become a major player in the world? "What opportunities and challenges does the use of soft power present to China? This study is essential reading for scholars of Chinese politics and foreign policy and for scholars of international relations interested in the concept and application of soft power."--BOOK JACKET.
Description : This book examines how and why China has moved, over the last twenty years, from opposing nonproliferation of missiles and nuclear weapons to support proliferation.