Chinese Foreign Relations: Power and Policy since the Cold War / Edition 3by Robert G. Sutter
Pub. Date: 01/26/2012
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
China is rightly considered an emerging power in world affairs as Chinese leaders, backed by growing economic and military strength, engage in innovative diplomatic approaches that pave the way for China's international role. But this is only part of the story of China’s rise. As Robert G. Sutter shows in this meticulous and balanced assessment, the record of
China is rightly considered an emerging power in world affairs as Chinese leaders, backed by growing economic and military strength, engage in innovative diplomatic approaches that pave the way for China's international role. But this is only part of the story of China’s rise. As Robert G. Sutter shows in this meticulous and balanced assessment, the record of twists and turns in Chinese foreign relations since the end of the Cold War highlights a very different perspective. Domestic problems, nationalism, and security concerns continue to preoccupy Beijing, complicating China's influence and innovations in foreign affairs. On the international front, the actions of other powerful nations and growing dependence on the world economy complicate as well as enhance China’s advance to international prominence. Newly revised, this edition features more extensive treatment of China’s role in the international economy and greater discussion of its relations with the developing world.
Providing a comprehensive introduction to Chinese Foreign Relations, Sutter shows Chinese leaders exerting growing influence in world affairs but remaining far from dominant. Facing numerous contradictions and trade-offs, they move cautiously to avoid major confrontations, costly commitments, or mistakes that could undermine their one-party rule as they deal with an international environment posing numerous challenges as well as opportunities for Chinese interests.
Table of Contents
1 Strategy and Continuity in Contemporary Chinese Foreign Policy
2 Chinese Leadership Priorities: Implications for Chinese Foreign Relations
3 Changing Patterns in Decision Making and International Outlook
4 China’s Role in the World Economy and International Governance
5 Chinese National Security Policies
6 Relations with the United States
7 Relations with Taiwan
8 Relations with Japan and Korea
9 Relations with Southeast Asia, Australia, New Zealand, and the Pacific Islands
10 Relations with Southern Asia and Central Asia
11 Relations with Russia and Europe
12 Relations with the Middle East, Africa, and Latin America
13 Prospects Notes Selected Bibliography About the Author
Robert G. Sutter is professor of practice in international affairs at the Elliott School of George Washington University.
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