New Dimensions of Chinese Foreign Policy

New Dimensions of Chinese Foreign Policy

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The concept 'peaceful development' has become the new thinking in Chinese foreign policy under the fourth-generation leadership. But what are the new dimensions of Chinese foreign policy and how do they impact China's foreign relations? This is the first edited volume that attempts to address this significant question, and its insightful contributions will enrich understanding of new dimensions of Chinese foreign policy and their implications for China's relations with the more

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  • Hardback | 258 pages
  • 170.18 x 228.6 x 25.4mm | 476.27g
  • Lexington Books
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • 0739118765
  • 9780739118764

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The authors provide theoretically sophisticated and empirically rich analysis of contemporary Chinese foreign policy. Critical dimensions examined include the changing ideology, orientation of emerging elite, 'soft power' in foreign policy, new diplomacy on the Korean nuclear crisis, the growing energy factor in China's foreign policy, and the complex interdependence of China and the United States. The insightful analysis will deepen our understanding of the challenges and opportunities that come with a rising China. -- Guoli Liu, College of Charleston Hu Jintao's government espouses 'peaceful development' to counter U.S. reactions that might slow China's rise. In this book, Chinese and American scholars together provide a superbly documented analysis of Hu's policies, e.g., on North Korean nuclearization, Taiwan's non-secession (rather than immediate unification), trade, and peace. Will such policies last until China's political elite may decide to make Beijing more liberal, and thus more predictable to other liberal states? Anybody who wants clues to answer that question must read this book. -- Lynn White, Princeton University As a 'rising' China becomes increasingly engaged in international affairs, it has become imperative to understand China's evolving aspirations and foreign policies and its growing influence on a complex array of global problems. This book makes a significant contribution to this understanding. Well-researched and well-argued chapters consider a wide range of critical issues affecting the international system and U.S.-China relations, including China's management of its 'peaceful rise,' its development and use of 'soft power,' its impact on nuclear proliferation on the Korean Peninsula, its policies toward the Middle East, and its impact on global energy markets. -- Robert Ross, Boston College The analyses presented in this volume are uniformly insightful, current, and well documented. They are also accessible to a fairly broad audience... Highly Recommended. CHOICE, March 2008 [This book] will help graduate students appreciate the use of IR theories to analyze foreign policy and world politics. Helpfully indexed and well documented, the book demonstrates that theories of IR and foreign policy making are part of China's foreign policy making process. Journal of Chinese Political Science This is a timely and rewarding treatise on new trends in China's foreign policy. The book will help both scholars and practitioners gain an understanding of the changing strengths and weaknesses of Chinese foreign policy and their implications for the global community. As such, the volume is a thoughtful and provocative addition to the literature on the foreign policy of the most important country in East Asia. -- Dennis Hickey, Director of the Graduate Program in Global Studies, Missouri State Universityshow more

About Sujian Guo

Sujian Guo is professor in the Department of Political Science, director of Center for US-China Policy Studies at San Francisco State University, and editor of the Journal of Chinese Political Science. Shiping Hua is associate professor of political science and associate director of the Institute for Democracy and Development at The University of more

Table of contents

Chapter 1 Changing Ideology in China and Its Impact on Chinese Foreign Policy Chapter 2 Understanding the Rise of China: Chinese Intellectual Perspectives Chapter 3 China Rising and Its Foreign Policy Orientations: Perspectives from China's Emerging Elite Chapter 4 China's Contested Rise: Sino-U.S. Relations and the Social Construction of Great Power Status Chapter 5 Tapping Soft Power: Managing China's "Peaceful Rise" and the Implications for the World Chapter 6 "Peaceful Rise": China's Public Diplomacy and International Image Cultivation Chapter 7 China's New Approach to North Korean Nuclear Issue: An Economic Interdependence Chapter 8 China's Middle East Policy and Its Implications for U.S.-China Relations Chapter 9 The Energy Factor in China's Foreign Policy Chapter 10 Increasing Interdependence Between China and the U.S. and Its Implications for China's Foreign Policyshow more