Contents: Introduction: engaging China's foreign policy, Emilian Kavalski; Part I Historical and Analytical Perspectives on China's Foreign Policy: In quest of independence: an unchanging paradigm of China's foreign policy, Lai-Ha Chan; International status: China's pursuit of comprehensive superpower status, Mingjiang Li; China's strategic culture and foreign policy, Huiyun Feng; China's rise and international relations theory, Dingding Chen. Part II The Domestic Sources of China's Foreign Policy: The rise of nationalism and China's foreign policy, Kingsley Edney and Baogang He; Communist ideology and Chinese foreign policy, Winberg Chai; The 'new security concept': the role of the military in China's foreign policy, Yee-Kuang Heng; Economic development and China's foreign policy, Hongyi Lai and Su-jeong Kang. Part III The International Impact of China's Foreign Policy: Soft power in Chinese foreign policy: concepts, policies, and effectiveness, James Reilly; Religion, culture and Confucius Institutes in China's foreign policy, Kim-Kwong Chan and Alan Hunter; Overseas Chinese and Chinese foreign policy, John Lee; China and the global surge for resources, Carrie Liu Currier. Part IV China's Bilateral Interactions: The relations between China and the USA, Jian Yang; China's bilateral interactions with Russia, Susan Turner Haynes; Perspectives on China's relations with the European Union, Reuben Wong; Sino-Indian relations: peaceful coexistence or pending rivalry, Jing-dong Yuan. Part V China's Regional Strategies: China's relations with the Middle East: China’s relations with the Middle East, Niv Horesh; China’s relations with Central Asia (SCO), Russell Ong; China’s relations with Southeast Asia (ASEAN), Ming Te Hung and Mei-Hsien Lee; China’s relations with Northeast Asia, Enyu Zhang; China’s relations with Africa, May Tan-Mullins and Giles Mohan; China’s relations with Latin America, Tung-Chieh Tsai and Tony Tai-Ting Liu; Anchoring China’s oceanic relations: Australia and New Zealand, Nicholas Thomas. Part VI Outstanding Issues in China’s Foreign Policy: The logic and strategies of Beijing’s policy toward Taiwan, Zhiming Chen; China and peacekeeping operations, Chin-Hao Huang; Globalization and China, Lui Hebron; China’s climate policy and foreign diplomacy, Bo Miao; Tibet, human rights, and Chinese foreign policy, Yuchao Zhu; China and transnational social movements, Jie Chen; ‘The Great Firewall of China’: internet censorship and Chinese foreign policy, Sheng Ding; China and outer space, Rosita Dellios; Epilogue: Whither China and its foreign policy? Future trends, developments, and the logic of relationships of China’s international interactions, Emilian Kavalski; Bibliography; Index.
Reviews: 'The world now finds itself at the cusp of momentous transformation effected most importantly by the accelerated rise of China. This timely book tracks China's expanding global agenda, while noting the irony of its increasing preoccupation at home. It offers an accessible and cogent synopsis of key issues, but also raises critical questions about China's foreign policy.'
Yong Deng, U.S. Naval Academy, USA
'This wide-ranging collection of essays on Chinese foreign policy, written by the experts in the field from both inside and outside China, makes an important contribution to the current literature. This book deserves a careful reading by all scholars and policy makers interested in Chinese foreign policy. It also offers an important, comprehensive, and essential reading for graduate and undergraduate courses in Chinese foreign policy.'
Sujian Guo, San Francisco State University Center for U.S.-China Policy Studies, USA
'This is an ambitious study of China's foreign relations that brings together a collection of talented scholars, many with a Chinese heritage, who offer refreshingly different but informed perspectives into critical and sometimes original aspects of China's external interactions. This book helps to address some important gaps in the understanding of how China views and interprets the world.'
Tai Ming Cheung, University of California San Diego, USA
'While this book is one of a series of substantial scholarly works devoted to different aspects of contemporary world affairs, it is the only one so far to study the policies of a single country. The editor’s introduction puts the crucial questions in this regard: do we in the west actually know what China’s view of the world is? And can she, with a quite different historical perspective, be expected to act in international affairs in the same way as a great western power would do?... The future of the world may turn on the answers to the questions posed in this important book, which may be recommended not only to western university students but to the makers of western foreign policy.'