Challenges to Chinese Foreign Policy: Diplomacy, Globalization, and the Next World Power

Challenges to Chinese Foreign Policy: Diplomacy, Globalization, and the Next World Power

by C.X. George Wei, Lowell Dittmer
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0813192021

ISBN-13: 9780813192024

Pub. Date: 04/01/2009

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

When Beijing hosted the 2008 Summer Olympics, China symbolically asserted its role as an emerging world power — a position it is not likely to relinquish anytime soon. China's growing economy, military reforms, and staggering productivity have contributed to its ascendancy as a major player in international affairs. Western scholars have attempted to explain

Overview

When Beijing hosted the 2008 Summer Olympics, China symbolically asserted its role as an emerging world power — a position it is not likely to relinquish anytime soon. China's growing economy, military reforms, and staggering productivity have contributed to its ascendancy as a major player in international affairs. Western scholars have attempted to explain Chinese foreign policy using historical or theoretical evidence, but until this volume, few studies from a Chinese perspective have been published in English.

In Challenges to Chinese Foreign Policy: Diplomacy, Globalization, and the Next World Power, editors Yufan Hao, C. X. George Wei, and Lowell Dittmer reveal how Chinese scholars view their nation's rise to global dominance. Drawing from a wealth of foreign relations experts including scholars native to the region, this volume examines the unique challenges China faces as it adapts in its role as a world leader, and it analyzes how China's evolving international relationships are shaping the global landscape of the twenty-first century.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813192024
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
Publication date:
04/01/2009
Series:
Asia in the New Millennium
Edition description:
1
Pages:
416
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction Yufan Hao 1

1 Overview: The Evolution of China's Diplomacy and Foreign Relations in the Era of Reform, 1976-2005 Zhang Baijia 15

Part I China's Relations with the United States

2 Building a New Conceptual Framework for U.S.-China Relations Fianwei Wang 37

3 China's New Leadership and Strategic Relations with the United States Fia Qingguo 57

4 American Nuclear Primacy or Mutually Assured Destruction: The Future of the U.S.-China Strategic Balance of Power Baohui Zhang 71

Part II China's Relations with Other Major Powers

5 The Sino-Russian Strategic Relationship: Ghost of the "Strategic Triangle"? Lowell Dittmer 87

6 The European Union and China: Partnership with Competition Xinning Song 115

7 China's Japan Policy: Beijing's View of the U.S.-Japan Alliance Quansheng Zhao 133

Part III China's Regional Relations

8 The Korean Peninsula: A Chinese View on the North Korean Nuclear Issue Yufan Hao 155

9 China's Dilemma over the North Korean Nuclear Problem Shi Yinhong 173

10 Changes in South Asia since 9/11 and China's Policy Options Du Youkang 183

11 After the Anti-Secession Law: Cross-Strait and U.S.-China Relations Zhidong Hao 197

12 Hong Kong and Macao: In between China and the West Ting Wai 217

Part IV Chinese Diplomacy with Chinese Characteristics

13 Between Rhetoric and Pragmatism: Nationalism as a Driving Force of Chinese Foreign Policy Suisheng Zhao 239

14 Engagement or Sanction? U.S. Economic Diplomacy toward China since the Cold War C. X. George Wei 253

15 The Rupture of the Sino-Soviet Alliance: An Assessment of the National Intelligence Evaluation Shen Zhihua 275

16 A Misty Cold War in theHimalayas: China's Historical Temperament in International Relations Xiaoyuan Liu 295

17 An Intercultural Communication Model of International Relations: The Case of China Wenshan Fia 319

Conclusion, Lowell Dittmer 335

English-Chinese Terms 349

About the Contributors 361

Index 365

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