China And The World: Chinese Foreign Relations In The Post-cold War Era, Third Edition

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As the postwar international system continues its dramatic transformation, the fundamental question of what role China will play is becoming increasingly central. In this thoroughly revised and updated edition of China and the World, the contributors focus on the developments of the post-Tiananmen years, addressing the issues raised by China’s expanding and increasingly complex relationships with a rapidly changing global environment. They consider such questions as: What is the principal challenge of ...

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Overview

As the postwar international system continues its dramatic transformation, the fundamental question of what role China will play is becoming increasingly central. In this thoroughly revised and updated edition of China and the World, the contributors focus on the developments of the post-Tiananmen years, addressing the issues raised by China’s expanding and increasingly complex relationships with a rapidly changing global environment. They consider such questions as: What is the principal challenge of post-Tiananmen foreign policy? How will China cope with the call for a more peaceful, equitable, democratic, and ecological world order? How has the nexus between China and the world changed in this transition period, and why? What are the implications for China’s future and for the future of the rest of the world?Combining a broad theoretical framework with specific case studies, this text tackles themes that have long puzzled Westerners. Seeking the often elusive sources of Chinese foreign policy, the contributors assess the relative influences of domestic and foreign factors in shaping policy goals. They also examine the changes and continuities that have characterized Chinese foreign relations over the years, identifying the patterns underlying China’s interactions with the major global actors and its policies on specific international issues. Special attention is paid to the word/deed (and at times word/word) disjuncture in Chinese foreign relations, with several chapters probing the discrepancies between rhetoric and reality, policy pronouncements and policy performance, and intent and outcome. In addition, there is a new chapter focused specifically on the vitally important human-rights component of China’s foreign policy. The concluding chapter identifies and explores China’s foreign policy options for the last decade of the century.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780813315966
  • Publisher: Westview Press
  • Publication date: 2/28/1994
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 320

Meet the Author

Samuel S. Kim is senior research scholar at the East Asian Institute, Columbia University.

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Table of Contents

Preface to the Third Edition
Map of China and Its Neighbors
1 China and the World in Theory and Practice 3
2 Domestic Sources of Chinese Foreign Policy 42
3 Anti-Imperialism in Chinese Foreign Policy 60
4 Sino-American Relations: Testing the Limits of Discord 77
5 China and Russia: New Beginnings 94
6 Japan and Europe in Chinese Foreign Relations 113
7 China and the Third World in the Changing World Order 128
8 Force and Diplomacy: Chinese Security Policy in the Post-Cold War Era 171
9 Interdependence in China's Foreign Relations 187
10 Human Rights in Chinese Foreign Relations 202
11 China and the Multilateral Economic Institutions 226
12 The Future of Chinese Foreign Policy 255
Bibliography 273
About the Book 295
About the Editor and Contributors 296
Index 298
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