Does China Matter? a Reassessment: Essays in Memory of Gerald Segal / Edition 1

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"Gerald Segal, a world specialist on Asia, was a prolific writer, including on China's role in world politics. Before he died in 1999 the journal Foreign Affairs published his article 'Does China Matter?'." "Expanding on Segal's theme, this volume gathers together ten leading writers on China to reassess his argument. This book opens with a discussion of Dr. Segal's contribution to scholarship on Asia, and also reprints the 1999 article. The authors then address the question 'does China matter?' by examining both the global and Asian dimensions of China's presence in the military, political, economic and cultural fields." These essays provide an extension and critique of Segal's work, and represent an authoritative evaluation of China's current policies and future prospects. The question 'does China matter?' remains central to world politics. This book sets out a detailed case for exactly how, why and to whom it matters.
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'This book touches on a wide range of important questions in relation to China's economic, political and cultural development trajectory and how this is likely to impact on the world.'

Kjeld Erik Brodsgaard, Issues & Studies

'Essential reding for anyone interested in the regional and global implications of China's rise.'

Kjeld Erik Brodsgaard, Issues & Studies

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415304115
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 5/1/2004
  • Series: New International Relations Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 208
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Barry Buzan is Professor of International Relations at the London School of Economics and Political Science. Rosemary Foot is Professor of International Relations and the John Swire Senior Research Fellow in the International Relations of East Asia at St Antony's College, the University of Oxford.

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Table of Contents

1 Gerald Segal's contribution 1
2 Does China matter? 11
3 China as a global strategic actor 21
4 China in world politics 37
5 China in the global economy 54
6 China in East Asian and world culture 71
7 China and the East Asian politico-economic model 87
8 China in the Asian economy 107
9 China as a regional military power 124
10 Conclusions : how and to whom does China matter? 143
Gerald Segal - biographical highlights 165
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