Chinese Foreign Policy

Chinese Foreign Policy : An Introduction

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This textbook is an introduction to the study of contemporary Chinese foreign policy. Examining the patterns of engagement with various domestic and international actors that have shaped Beijing's foreign policy since the Cold War, it explores a series of ongoing questions and trends, as well as offering an in-depth look at key points of China's current global relations.

Bringing together the many different facets of China's foreign interests, the volume presents a comprehensive overview of the country's international affairs, covering such key issues as:

the rise of globalization
the country's bilateral and multilateral approaches to international problem-solving
the increase in the number and types of international regimes
modern security challenges
the question of American hegemony
Beijing's changing political, strategic and economic linkages with the developed and developing world.

Chinese Foreign Policy will be of great interest to upper-level students of Chinese international relations, Asian politics, comparative foreign policy and international relations, as well as professionals interested in China's changing place in the global system.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 164 pages
  • 174 x 246 x 12.7mm | 318g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0415465249
  • 9780415465243
  • 1,159,296

Table of contents

1. Introduction 2. Who Makes Chinese Foreign Policy Today? 3. Trade, Political Economy and Globalisation 4. Multilateralism and Institutional Relations 5. Strategic Thinking and the Roles of the Military 6. The United States Views China (and China Views the United States) 7. China's Peripheral Diplomacy 8. Moving beyond Asia: China's Cross-Regional Diplomacy 9. Conclusions.
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About Marc Lanteigne

Marc Lanteigne is a Lecturer at the School of International Relations, University of St. Andrews, UK. He is the author of China and International Institutions: Alternate Paths to Global Power; and co-editor of The Chinese Party State in the 21st Century (both published by Routledge).
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