This book is a reinterpretation of China's international relations since 1949. Employing the notion and theory of international society, it offers a systematic examination of China's unique relationship with the society of states from its alienation in the 1950s and the 1960s to its political socialisation and economic integration in the 1980s and the 1990s. It explores how such a unique relationship has shaped and is likely to shape Chinese foreign policy. This book provides an entirely new perspective for our understanding of forces influencing Chinese foreign policy behaviour.
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Table of ContentsList of Tables and Figures Preface Introduction The Past as a Prologue Isolation or Alienation? Mutual Legitimation Changing Perceptions Political Socialisation Economic Integration China in the Post-Cold War International Society Bibliography Index