China in International Society since 1949: Alienation and Beyond

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This book is a reinterpretation of China's international relations since 1949. Employing the notion and theory of international society, it offers a systematic examination of China's unique relationship with the society of states from its alienation in the 1950s and the 1960s to its political socialization and economic integration in the 1980s and the 1990s. It explores how such a unique relationship has shaped and is likely to shape Chinese foreign policy. This book provides an entirely new perspective for our ...
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Overview

This book is a reinterpretation of China's international relations since 1949. Employing the notion and theory of international society, it offers a systematic examination of China's unique relationship with the society of states from its alienation in the 1950s and the 1960s to its political socialization and economic integration in the 1980s and the 1990s. It explores how such a unique relationship has shaped and is likely to shape Chinese foreign policy. This book provides an entirely new perspective for our understanding of forces influencing Chinese foreign policy behavior.
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Looks at the anomalous position of China in international society in the 1950s and 1960s, evaluates the process of the mutual legitimation between China and international society in the 1970s, and investigates China's political socialization and economic integration into international society in the 1980s and 1990s. Contends that changes in international relations and China's history, tradition, culture, and the nature of its political system have kept China's relationship with post-Cold War international society an ambivalent one. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780312215408
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
  • Publication date: 11/15/1998
  • Series: St. Antony's Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 355
  • Product dimensions: 5.79 (w) x 8.82 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Yongjin Zhang is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Political Studies at the University of Auckland.
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Table of Contents

List of Figures and Tables
Preface
Introduction 1
1 The Past as a Prologue 7
2 Isolation or Alienation? 17
Was China in isolation? 18
Was there isolationism in Chinese foreign policy? 31
China's alienation from international society 41
3 Mutual Legitimation 59
The 'China breakthrough' reconsidered 62
The process of mutual engagement 73
The limits of the 1970s 91
4 Changing Perceptions 99
The international system 102
War and peace 107
Revolution and development 113
Dependence and inter-dependence 118
5 Political Socialisation 126
Transcending ideology in international relations 127
UN peacekeeping: from condemnation to participation 138
Arms control: the limits of progress 150
Human rights contentions 177
6 Economic Integration 194
The trade nexus 197
China and global capital markets 208
From IMF to GATT and APEC 225
Conclusion: China in post-Cold War International Society 244
Notes 252
Bibliography 306
Index 330
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