Challenges to Chinese Foreign Policy

Challenges to Chinese Foreign Policy : Diplomacy, Globalization, and the Next World Power

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When Beijing hosted the 2008 Summer Olympics, China symbolically asserted its role as an emerging world power - a position it is not likely to relinquish anytime soon. China's growing economy, military reforms, and staggering productivity have contributed to its ascendancy as a major player in international affairs. Western scholars have attempted to explain Chinese foreign policy using historical or theoretical evidence, but until this volume, few studies from a Chinese perspective have been published in English.
In Challenges to Chinese Foreign Policy: Diplomacy, Globalization, and the Next World Power, editors Yufan Hao, C. X. George Wei, and Lowell Dittmer reveal how Chinese scholars view their nation's rise to global dominance. Drawing from a wealth of foreign relations experts including scholars native to the region, this volume examines the unique challenges China faces as it adapts in its role as a world leader, and it analyzes how China's evolving international relationships are shaping the global landscape of the twenty-first century.
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  • Paperback | 416 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 25.4mm | 521.63g
  • Lexington, United States
  • English
  • 0813192021
  • 9780813192024
  • 1,403,361

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When Beijing hosted the 2008 Summer Olympics, China symbolically demonstrated its role as an emerging world power -- a position it is not likely to relinquish anytime soon. China's growing economy, military reforms, and staggering productivity have contributed to its ascendancy as a major player in international affairs.Other nations are reevaluating their economic and political relationships with China as it grows into a legitimate superpower. As a bastion of communism and a historically insular country, China remains enigmatic. In Challenges to Chinese Foreign Policy: Diplomacy, Globalization, and the Next World Power, editors Yufan Hao, C. X. George Wei, and Lowell Dittmer define the "peacefully rising" position currently articulated by Beijing and its implications for international peace and security. They also describe the world's evolving perceptions of Chinese foreign relations, as well as Beijing's diplomatic strategy toward the United States, Europe, Japan, Russia, and other Asian nations. Western scholars have attempted to explain Chinese foreign policy using historical or theoretical evidence, but until this volume, few studies from a Chinese perspective have been published in English.Challenges to Chinese Foreign Policy reveals how Chinese scholars view their nation's rise to global dominance. Drawing on the knowledge of a wealth of foreign relations experts including scholars native to the region, this volume examines the unique challenges China faces as it adapts to being a world leader, and it analyzes how China's international relationships are shaping the global landscape of the twenty-first century.Yufan Hao is professor of political science and dean of the faculties of social sciences and humanities at the University of Macao, adjunct professor at Renmin University of China, senior guest professor at Shanghai International Studies University, and chief editor of the Focusing on Sino-American Relations series published by Xinhua Press.C. X. George Wei is associate professor and chair of the department of history at the University of Macao and guest professor at the Institute of History Research of the Shanghai Academy of Social Science, China.Lowell Dittmer, professor of political science at the University of California at Berkeley, is the editor of Asian Survey.
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When Beijing hosted the 2008 Summer Olympics, China symbolically asserted its role as an emerging world power -- a position it is not likely to relinquish anytime soon. China's growing economy, military reforms, and staggering productivity have contributed to its ascendancy as a major player in international affairs. Western scholars have attempted to explain Chinese foreign policy using historical or theoretical evidence, but until this volume, few studies from a Chinese perspective have been published in English.In Challenges to Chinese Foreign Policy: Diplomacy, Globalization, and the Next World Power, editors Yufan Hao, C. X. George Wei, and Lowell Dittmer reveal how Chinese scholars view their nation's rise to global dominance. Drawing from a wealth of foreign relations experts including scholars native to the region, this volume examines the unique challenges China faces as it adapts in its role as a world leader, and it analyzes how China's evolving international relationships are shaping the global landscape of the twenty-first century.Yufan Hao is professor of political science and dean of the faculties of social sciences and humanities at the University of Macao, adjunct professor at Renmin University of China, senior guest professor at Shanghai International Studies University, and chief editor of the Focusing on Sino-American Relations series published by Xinhua Press.C. X. George Wei is associate professor and chair of the department of history at the University of Macao and guest professor at the Institute of History Research of the Shanghai Academy of Social Science, China.Lowell Dittmer, professor of political science at the University of California at Berkeley, is the editor of Asian Survey.
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Table of contents

Overview Building a New Conceptual Framework for U.S.-China Relations China's New Leadership and Strategic Relations with the United States American Nuclear Primacy or Mutually Assured Destruction The Sino-Russian Strategic Relationship The European
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""Eight highly knowledgeable scholars have jointly made this book exemplary."-- Journal of Chinese Political Science" -- ""Empirically rich... this book is one of the very few in English that present the perspectives of Chinese scholars on China's foreign policy."-- China Review International" -- ""The essays afford insight into China's aims and attitudes. There are equally useful chapters on the questions of Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macao, and North Korea." -- Asian Affairs" -- ""This collection... seeks to offer an alternative approach to western views of China's rapidly developing international relations in light of sweeping changes to its global role...as well as fresh insights on some of the most important past and present issues relating to the country's ongoing opening to the world." -- International Affairs" -- "This volume makes a significant contribution to scholarship in Chinese foreign policy by examining challenging theoretical and policy issues. The authors ask important questions and help to solve multiple puzzles in Chinese foreign policy." -- Guoli Liu "This is an important and timely work. It increases our understanding of PRC foreign policy and the factors that shape it." -- Dennis V. Hickey, author of Foreign Policy Making in Taiwan: From Principles to Pragmatism ""The volume is a great resource for students and researchers working on Chinese diplomatic history, as it gives a useful survey of the various topics in Chinese foreign relations." -- Yuka Kobayashi, The China Quarterly" --
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About Yufan Hao

Yufan Hao is assistant professor of political science at Colgate University. C. X. George Wei is professor of law at Singapore Management University. Lowell Dittmer is professor of political science at the University of California at Berkeley.
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