China's post-Mao leadership has been increasingly sensitive to China's position in the changing global environment. This book examines China's strategic place on the world stage, particularly in its relationships with major powers and Asian neighbors and highlights the security implications of China's emerging role in the global system. The book takes an international system centered approach to foreign policy, which assumes that state behavior is guided by national interests and defined in terms of survival, security power, and relative capacity. The contributors suggest that China has developed a pragmatic strategy to deal with established international norms while rejecting others that may conflict with national interests.
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Table of Contents
List of Tables and Figures; List of Abbreviations; Foreword Jonathan D. Pollack; Introduction; 1. Chinese Foreign Policy: Pragmatism and Strategic Behavior Suisheng Zhao; Part One. Understanding Chinese Foreign Policy Behavior; 2. Security Challenge of an Ascendant China: Great Power Emergence and International Stability Rex Li; 3. Four Contradictions Constraining China's Foreign Policy Behavior Wu Xinbo; 4. Chinese Nationalism and Pragmatic Foreign Policy Behavior Suisheng Zhao; Part Two. Ideology, Strategic Culture, and Pragmatism; 5. Pragmatic Calculations of National Interest: China's Hong Kong Policy, 1949-1997 Lau Siu-kai; 6. Soldiers, Statesmen, Strategic Culture, and China's 1950 Intervention in Korea Andrew Scobell; 7. Traditional Chinese Military Thinking: A Comparative Perspective Zhang Junbo and Ya Yunzhu; 8. Beijing's Perception of the International System and Foreign Policy Adjustment after the Tiananmen Incident Suisheng Zhao; 9. China's Pragmatic Approach to Nonproliferation Policy in the Post- Cold War Era Jing-dong Yuan; Part Three. Strategic Relations with the Major Powers and Asian-Pacific Neighbors; 10. Patterns and Dynamics of China's International Strategic Behavior Joseph Y.S. Cheng and Zhang Wankun; 11. Ghost of the Strategic Triangle: The Sino-Russian Partnership Lowell Dittmer; 12. The Clash of Ideas: Ideology and Sino-U.S. Relations Zi Zhongyun; 13. Making the Right Choices in Twenty-first Century Sino-American Relations Liu Ji; 14. The Making of China's Periphery Policy Suisheng Zhao