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China's Struggle for Status: The Realignment of International Relations / Edition 1
     

China's Struggle for Status: The Realignment of International Relations / Edition 1

by Yong Deng
 

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ISBN-10: 052171415X

ISBN-13: 2900521714159

Pub. Date: 03/31/2008

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

At the end of the cold war, the People's Republic of China found itself in an international crisis, facing severe problems in both domestic politics and foreign policy. Nearly two decades later, Yong Deng provides an original account of China's remarkable rise from the periphery to the center stage of the post-cold war world. Deng examines how the once beleaguered

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At the end of the cold war, the People's Republic of China found itself in an international crisis, facing severe problems in both domestic politics and foreign policy. Nearly two decades later, Yong Deng provides an original account of China's remarkable rise from the periphery to the center stage of the post-cold war world. Deng examines how the once beleaguered country has adapted to, and proactively realigned, the international hierarchy, great-power politics, and its regional and global environment in order to carve out an international path within the globalized world. Creatively engaging with mainstream international relations theories and drawing extensively from original Chinese material, this is a well-grounded assessment of the promises and challenges of China's struggle to manage the interlacing of its domestic and international transitions and the interactive process between its rise and evolving world politics.

About the Author:
Yong Deng is a professor in the Department of Political Science at the United States Naval Academy

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2900521714159
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
03/31/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
314

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Table of Contents


Figure and Tables     vii
Preface     ix
Introduction     1
The Puzzle About Chinese Foreign Policy     3
Focus on International Status     8
The Structure of the Book     17
International Status and Chinese Foreign Policy     21
Power, Authority, and Categorization: Sources of China's Foreign Policy Predicament     22
Status Drive and China's Foreign Policy     38
Making the Choice: Opportunity and Constraints     54
Negotiating the Human Rights Standard     69
Human Rights and the World Order     70
From Crisis to Diplomatic Liability     74
China Responds: Compliance and Resistance     82
Regaining Lost Ground Through Revisionism     89
Reacting to "China Threat Theories"     97
Threat Reputation and the Security Dilemma: A Reconsideration     97
"The Chorus of China Threat"     104
China Under Threat     110
Chinese Response: Rhetoric and Policy     114
Escaping the Security Dilemma: Alternative Explanations and Assessment     119
Strategic Partnerships with Russia, the European Union, and India     128
The Making of the Sino-Russian Strategic Partnership     129
China and Russia: Fellow Travelers out of the Periphery     138
Strategic Partnerships with India and the EU     151
Alternative Path to Change     159
Independent Rivalry with Japan     167
A Friend in Need     168
Downward Spiral     170
Independent Rivals     175
The Politics of Status Competition     185
Rediscovering Asia and Africa: The Multilateral Turn     200
China's Korea Policy and the Six-Party Talks     202
The Shanghai Cooperation Organization and East Asian Regionalism     217
The Forum on China-Africa Cooperation     227
China's Multilateral Diplomacy: Objectives and Realities     233
Taiwan and China's Rise     245
International Recognition Versus the Use of Force     245
Taiwan Independence: The Unacceptable Costs     255
Deterrence Under Globalization     259
Policy Adjustments in the New Century     263
China's Foreign Relations and the Emerging Great-Power Politics     270
China in the World: An Uphill Struggle     270
International Status and Chinese Nationalism     276
Challenge of Another Kind: China in the Asian Order     280
Implications for Emerging Great-Power Politics     288
Index     295

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