China's Rise in Historical Perspective

China's Rise in Historical Perspective

by Brantly Womack
     
 

This innovative text combines an understanding of the history of China's rise with analyses of its current challenges. Renowned historians, economists, and political scientists explore the internal dynamic of China's rise since traditional times through the key themes of China's identity, security, economy, environment, energy, and politics. Each themed section

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This innovative text combines an understanding of the history of China's rise with analyses of its current challenges. Renowned historians, economists, and political scientists explore the internal dynamic of China's rise since traditional times through the key themes of China's identity, security, economy, environment, energy, and politics. Each themed section pairs a historian with a social scientist to give an overall view of where China is coming from and where it is heading. One of the PRC's best-known experts on international relations concludes by reflecting on the political psychology of China's view of itself in the world. Written in clear and accessible style, this nuanced book will be essential reading for all readers interested in China past and present and its growing global role.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780742567221
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
07/16/2010
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
272
Sales rank:
963,064
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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Table of Contents

Introduction
Brantly Womack
Part I: China and the World Order: Dilemmas of Identity
Chapter 1: China and the World: From Tribute to Treaties to Popular Nationalism
Joseph W. Esherick
Chapter 2: On China's Rise
Lowell Dittmer
Part II: Challenges of Strategy and Security
Chapter 3: Chinese Strategy and Security Issues in Historical Perspective
Evelyn S. Rawski
Chapter 4: China's Strategy and Security in the Post–Cold War Era
Michael D. Swaine
Part III: China's Economic Trajectory
Chapter 5: China's Prereform Economy in World Perspective
Dwight H. Perkins
Chapter 6: The Dynamics of China's Reform-Era Economy
Barry Naughton
Part IV: China's Ecological and Resource Interaction
Chapter 7: The Environmental Impasse in Late Imperial China
Mark Elvin
Chapter 8: China's Energy Rise
Erica S. Downs
Part V: Political Creativity and Political Development
Chapter 9: The Political Creativity of Late Imperial China
R. Keith Schoppa
Chapter 10: Political Creativity and Political Reform in China?
Joseph Fewsmith
Part VI: Concluding Reflections
Chapter 11: Struggle for Identity: A Political Psychology of China's Rise
Qin Yaqing

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