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Dancing with the Dragon : China's Emergence in the Developing World

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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 co-edited 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.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 240 pages
  • 154.94 x 231.14 x 22.86mm | 498.95g
  • Lexington Books
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • 0739140655
  • 9780739140659

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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 generally balanced and invaluable historical and current background on China's exploding 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 policymaking communities' treatment of these topics. -- Jean-Marc F. Blanchard, San Francisco State University Dancing with the Dragon offers valuable perspectives on China's interactions with the developing world. -- Dali Yang, University of Chicago 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 Chapters provide valuable insights, and are expertly written and cited...Dennis Hickey and Baogang Guo's brief historical introduction is one of the highlights of the volume and makes a superb primer for any student of China's contemporary relations with the developing world...Dancing with the Dragon's strengths are that it is a collection of papers by both American and Chinese authors and, as such, provides a fascinating juxtaposition of optimistic and skeptical perceptions of China's emergence in the developing world. Public Affairs, June 2011 Dancing with the Dragon provides relatively comprehensive coverage on China's Third World relations and offers some latest materials on this topic, students of Chinese foreign policy and the Third World can benefit from reading this informative work. Journal of Chinese Political Scienceshow more

About Baogang Guo

Dennis Hickey is The James F. Morris Endowed Professor of Political Science at Missouri State University. Baogang Guo is associate professor of political science at Dalton State Collegeshow more

Table of contents

Chapter 1 Introduction: Dancing with the Dragon: China's Emergence in the Developing World Chapter 2 Chapter 1: The Chinese One World View and Foreign Policy Chapter 3 Chapter 2: China's Foreign Policy After the 17th Party Congress Chapter 4 Chapter 3: Matching Words with Deeds: China's Embracement of East Asian Regionalism Chapter 5 Chapter 4: When Soft Power Meets Nationalism: An Analysis of China's Charm Offensive in South Korea Chapter 6 Chapter 5: A Triangular Relationship: China, Russia and the US in Central Asia Chapter 7 Chapter 6: Democracy, Development and China's Acquisition of Oil in the Third World Chapter 8 Chapter 7: China and Africa: Old Friends and New Partners Chapter 9 Chapter 8: China's New Burden in Africa Chapter 10 Chapter 9: China and the Middle East Chapter 11 Chapter 10: China and Southeast Asia: The Clouds Behind the Lightshow more