Chinese Foreign Policy: Theory and Practice / Edition 1

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What decision making process is used by the People's Republic of China in forming its foreign policy? Has this process changed at all in recent years, and what can the world expect in their relations with China after Deng Xiaoping? This work offers and unprecedented survey of China's foreign relations since 1949. The contributors include leading historians, economists, and political scientists in the field of Chinese studies, as well as noteworthy international relations specialists. Beginning with an analysis of the historical, perceptual, economic, and political sources of Chinese foreign policy, the work reviews China's desire to ensure its own security and regain freedom of initiative in its foreign relations. The work then reviews the international sources of China's foreign relations, such as strategic systems and scientific imperatives, as the country searches for a redefined role in the multipolar world order. By taking a useful interdisciplinary approach, this book greatly contributes to our understanding of China's modern role in international relations.

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"A welcome addition to the field of Chinese foreign policy studies. It should find its way not only onto the shelves of academics and diplomatic practitioners but also onto class syllabi."—American Political Science Review

"This comprehensive and well-organized book is likely to be consulted for years to come."—Free China Review

"Coherent and richly informative...."—The China Quarterly

"The most comprehensive study to date....A well-written, well-edited work of considerable value not just as a college text, but also as the primary source for diplomats, business persons, scientists, and others who interact with the Chinese at the international level."—Choice

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780198290162
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 11/28/1995
  • Series: Studies on Contemporary China Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 664
  • Product dimensions: 6.13 (w) x 9.25 (h) x 1.48 (d)

Meet the Author

Georgetown University

School of Oriental and African Studies, London University

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Table of Contents

List of Contributors
List of Figures
List of Tables
1 Introduction 1
2 Traditions of Centrality, Authority, and Management in Modern China's Foreign Relations 13
3 Perception and Ideology in Chinese Foreign Policy 30
4 The Foreign Policy Implications of China's Economic Development Strategy 47
5 Elite Politics and the Development of China's Foreign Relations 70
6 China and the International Strategic System 115
7 International Science and Technology and Chinese Foreign Policy 158
8 Patterns of Interaction in Sino-American Relations 197
9 Nationalism and Internationalism: Sino-Soviet Relations 224
10 China and Europe: The Significance of a Secondary Relationship 266
11 China and Africa: Consensus and Camouflage 283
12 Myth and Reality in China's Relations with the Middle East 322
13 China as an Asian Power 348
14 China's Co-operative Behaviour 375
15 China's International Organizational Behaviour 401
16 China's International Economic Behaviour 435
17 China's Negotiating Behaviour 453
18 International Relations Theory and the Study of Chinese Foreign Policy: A Chinese Perspective 481
19 Forecasting Chinese Foreign Policy: IR Theory vs. the Fortune Cookie 506
20 China in a Bifurcated World: Competing Theoretical Perspectives 524
21 Chinese Foreign Policy from the 1940s to the 1990s 555
Appendix: A Bibliographical Essay on New Sources for the Study of China's Foreign Relations and National Security 603
Index 619
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