Interpreting China as a Regional and Global Power: Nationalism and Historical Consciousness in World Politics

Interpreting China as a Regional and Global Power: Nationalism and Historical Consciousness in World Politics

by B. Dessein (Editor)

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Interpreting China as a Regional and Global Power: Nationalism and Historical Consciousness in World Politics by B. Dessein

This collection discusses China's contemporary national and international identity as evidenced in its geopolitical impact on the countries in its direct periphery and its functioning in organizations of global governance. This contemporary identity is assessed against the background of the country's Confucian and nationalist history.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781349496976
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date: 01/01/2014
Series: Politics and Development of Contemporary China
Edition description: 1st ed. 2014
Pages: 349
Product dimensions: 5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

About the Author

Jean-Christophe Defraigne, Saint-Louis University, Belgium and Zhejiang University, China
Niall Duggan, University of Göttingen, Germany
Kristof Elsen, Ghent University, Belgium
Frank Gaenssmantel, University of Groningen, the Netherlands
Bruno Hellendorff, Group for Research and Information on Peace and Security (GRIP), Belgium
Tze-ki Hon is Professor History at the State University of New York at Geneseo, USA
Thierry Kellner, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium
Julia Schneider, University of Göttingen, Germany
Tanguy Struye de Swielande, University of Louvain, Belgium
Ady Van den Stock, Ghent University, Belgium
Tine Walravens, Ghent University, Belgium
Hung-jen Wang, National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan
Emile Kok-Kheng Yeoh, University of Malaya, Malaysia

Table of Contents

Introduction; Bart Dessein PART I: HISTORICAL CONCIOUSNESS 1. Chinese Nationalists under Manchu Emperors: The Origins of Chinese Nationalism in the 19th and Early 20th Century; Julia Schneider 2. Radical Confucianism: The Critique of Imperial Orthodoxy in Guocui xuebao (1905–1911); Tze-ki Hon 3. History and Historical Consciousness in Contemporary China: Political Confucianism, Spiritual Confucianism, and the Politics of Spirit; Ady Van den Stock 4. All-under-Heaven and the Chinese Nation-state; Bart Dessein PART II: CHINA AND HER PERIPHERY 5. Subjective Knowledge Foundation of the Cross-Straits International Peace Discourse; Hung-jen Wang 6. Universal and Asian Values in East Asian Regionalism. Japan's 'New Asianism' after the Cold War; Kristof Elsen 7. Diversifying Narratives: Perceptions of a Weak Japan Facing a Rising China; Tine Walravens 8. Hiding Behind the Tribute: Status, Symbol, and Power in Sino-Southeast Asian Relations, Past and Present; Bruno Hellendorff 9. The Indo-Pacific: The New Great Game between China and the United States; Tanguy Struye de Swielande 10. Nationalism, Historical Consciousness and Regional Stability: Rising China as a Regional Power and Its New Assertiveness in the South China Sea; Emile Kok Kheng Yeoh 11. China's Rise in Central Asia: The Dragon enters the Heart of Eurasia; Thierry Kellner PART III: CHINA AND THE WORLD AT LARGE 12. The Rise of China Within Global Governance; Niall Duggan 13. China's Rise as a Geopolitical Identity of the European Union; Frank Gaenssmantel 14. Is China on the Verge of a Weltpolitik? A Comparison of the Current Shift in the Balance of Power between China and the West and the Shift between Great Britain ad Wilhelmine Germany; Jean-Christophe Defraigne Epilogue; Bart Dessein

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