China's Energy Relations with the Developing World


The book examines China’s access to the energy resources of the developing world and its impact on Chinese foreign relations.

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The book examines China’s access to the energy resources of the developing world and its impact on Chinese foreign relations.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781441175557
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
  • Publication date: 1/20/2011
  • Pages: 240
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Carrie Liu Currier is Associate Professor of Political Science and Director of Asian Studies at Texas Christian University. Her research interests are focused on China's economic reform policies to understand how developing countries are adapting to the demands of globalization. Her publications include several articles in the American Journal of Chinese Studies, Journal of Chinese Political Science, Politics and Policy.

Manochehr Dorraj is Professor of Political Science at Texas Christian University where he teaches courses on International Relations, Globalization, Politics of Developing Nations, and the Politics of the Middle East and North Africa. He has published extensively on Third World and Middle East development issues and their foreign relations.

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Table of Contents

Part I. Theoretical and Historical Overview
1. The Strategic Implications of China's Energy Engagement with the Developing World
Carrie Liu Currier and Manochehr Dorraj

2. The Evolution of China's Grand Strategy with the Developing World
Lui Hebron

3. The Domestic Political Context for China's Quest for Energy Security
Jean A. Garrison

Part II. Regional Case Studies
4. China's Quest for Energy Security in the Middle East: Strategic Implications
Manochehr Dorraj and Carrie Liu Currier

5. China, Russia, and Central Asia: Triangular Energy Politics
Gregory Gleason

6. China's Energy Relations with Africa

7. China, Latin America, and the United States: The Political Economy of Energy Policy in the Americas
Gregg B. Johnson and Jesse T. Wasson

8. A Strategic Game: China's Energy Relations with Japan and India
Jian Yang

Part III. Challenges for the Future
9. Pipelines versus Sea Lanes: Challenges and Opportunities for Securing Energy Resources
Andrew S. Erickson and Gabriel B. Collins

10. China's Energy Relations with the Global South: Potential for Great Power Realignment
Charles E. Ziegler


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