China's International Roles

China's International Roles : Challenging or Supporting International Order?

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This collection examines changes in China's international role over the past century. Tracing the links between domestic and external expectations in the PRC's role conception and preferred engagement patterns in world politics, the work provides a systematic account of changes in China's role and the mechanisms of role taking. Individual chapters address the impact of China's history and identity on its bilateral role taking patterns with the United States, Japan, Africa, the Europe Union, and Socialist States as well as China's role in international institutions, the G-20, and East Asia's Financial Order. Each of the empirical chapters is written to a common template exploring the role of historical self-identification, altercasting and domestic role contestation in shaping the PRC's role. The volume provides an analytically coherent framework evaluating whether cooperation or conflict in China's international engagement is likely to increase, and if so, the extent to which this will follow from incompatible domestic demands and external expectations. By combining a theoretical framework with strong comparative case studies, this volume contributes to the ongoing debate on China's rise and integration into the international society and provides sound conclusions about the prospects for a transition of China's purpose in world more

Product details

  • Hardback | 276 pages
  • 151.89 x 229.11 x 20.32mm | 788g
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 4 black & white tables, 7 black & white line drawings
  • 1138903817
  • 9781138903814

About Sebastian Harnisch

Sebastian Harnisch is Professor of Political Science at Heidelberg University. His research focuses on international relations theory and comparative foreign policy analysis, and other topics in security policy. Sebastian Bersick is Associate-Professor at Fudan University's School of International Relations and Public Affairs as well as Executive Director of the Centre for China-EU Relations, Shanghai. He is also Associate Fellow at the German Council on Foreign Relations in the China and Asia-Pacific Program. His areas of research cover the political economy of EU-Asia relations. Jorn-Carsten Gottwald is Professor for East Asian Politics at the Ruhr University Bochum. His research interests cover the politics of regulation of financial services, EU-China relations and Chinese foreign economic more

Table of contents

Selected Contents: Part I: Theoretical Concepts and China's Role 1. Role theory and the Study of Chinese Foreign Policy Sebastian Harnisch 2. Historical Narrative, Remembrance, and the Ordering of the World: A Historical Assessment of China's International Relations Bart Dessein 3. China's Historical Self and Its International Role Sebastian Harnisch 4. The Identity and International Role of China: Relational Grand Strategy Chih-Yu Shih, Chiung-Chiu Huang 5. Philosophy, Identity and Role Theory with 'Chinese Characteristics' Chen Yudan Part II: China's International Role: The Global Context 6. The United States' and China: Altercast Roles and Changing Power in the Twentieth Century Cameron G. Thies 7. China's Role in the Transformation of International System Chen Yugang 8. China's role in International Institutions: The Case of Global Economic Governance Jorn-Carsten Gottwald 9. Finding a New Role in East Asian Financial Order: China's Hesitant Turn towards Leadership Mikko Huotari Part III: China's International Role: The Regional Context 10. China and Socialist Countries: Role Change and Role Continuity Nele Noesselt 11. China and Japan: Partner, Rival and Enemy? Sebastian Maslow 12. China's Changing Role in its All-Weather Friendship with Africa Niall Duggan 13. China and the EU: Trade and National Role Conceptions Sebastian Bersick 14. Conclusion: China's Role Evolution: Domestic Imperatives and Foreign Expectations Sebastian Harnisch, Sebastian Bersick, Jorn-Carsten Gottwaldshow more