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China's Quiet Rise: Peace Through Integration by Baogang Guo

Despite' China's desire to make its rapid ascendance in the twenty-first, century as non-provocative as possible the key to ensure China's peaceful rise lies in two-way integration and engagement. A China closely integrated With the rest of the world and. China's acceptance of existing, international norms and rules may compel China to behave in a more predictable and responsive way. This edited collection examines China's rising military capacity and the complex feelings its neighbors, such as Taiwan. South Korea, and India, have toward an increasingly powerful, China. The focus of this book is on the efforts made by China to brand her non-aggressive image through promoting public diplomacy and expanding regional free trade and cooperation in Asia, and Latin America. It uses the cross-Taiwan Strait relations as a testing ground for the prospect of peace between the two former adversaries. China's Quiet Rise will help readers understand why integration, instead of isolation and containment, may be the most effective way to facilitate China's peaceful rise.

Baogang Guo is associate professor of political science at Dalton State College, Georgia.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780739146460
Publisher: Lexington Books
Publication date: 05/12/2011
Series: Challenges Facing Chinese Political Development Series
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Baogang Guo is associate professor of political science at Dalton State College, Georgia. Chung-chian Teng is Dean of the College of International Affairs at National Chengchi University.

Table of Contents

List of Figures vii

List of Tables ix


Introduction: China's Quiet Rise: Peace through Integration Baogang Guo and Chung-chian Teng 1

1 China's Rising Military Power and Its Impact Tieh-shang Lee 15

2 The Representation of the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games: The Rise of China's Soft Power Yu-nu Lu 29

3 China's FTA Negotiations and Its Regional Implication for Asia Wei Liang 41

4 China's Peaceful Rise and Its Impact on Latin America Antonio C. Hsiang Jerome S. Hsiang 63

5 The Rise of the Dragon in the Eyes of a Rising Elephant: India's Perceptions of Chinese Regional Policy and Economic Development Itamar Y. Lee 85

6 The Korean Factor in Cross-Taiwan Strait Relations ShaohuaHu 103

7 Cross-Strait Relations under Ma's Administration Pei-shan Kao 125

8 Integrating From Below: Observing the "Linkage Communities" across the Taiwan Strait Shu Keng Ruihua Lin 139

9 Exploring Energy Security and Cooperation across the Taiwan Strait Yuan-ming Alvin Yao 157

Index 171

About the Contributors 177

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