Chinese Foreign Policy: Theory and Practice / Edition 1

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The principal purposes of the volume are to assess the variety of sources that give shape to Chinese foreign policy, and to explain and analyse four decades of Chinese interaction with the world, using theories of international relations as an analytical framework. This book contributes through an interdisciplinary approach to our understanding of China's role in the evolving world order, and will be invaluable to academics, students, commentators and policy makers alike.
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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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