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New Dimensions of Chinese Foreign Policy

Edited by Sujian Guo and Shiping Hua

New Dimensions of Chinese Foreign Policy is an in-depth analysis of China's new place in international affairs. Taking Hu Jintao's proposal for "peaceful development" as a starting point, the contributors in this volume examine the new trends of thought in the fourth generation of Chinese policymakers. Special emphasis is placed on US-China relations. Editors Sujian Guo and Shiping Hua have assembled a list of contributors—many of which are Chinese or Chinese-American scholars—with thorough knowledge of changes in Chinese foreign policy and their implications for the world. The essays contained in this volume cover a comprehensive breadth of topics, including: China's changing ideology in foreign policy, Chinese elite perspectives on the rise of China, the political orientations of the emerging elite, social dimensions of China's power status, "soft power" management, approaches to the North Korean nuclear issues, Middle East foreign policy, entry into World Trade Organization and foreign trade policy, changing attitudes toward international regimes, and the implications of China-U.S. interdependence. The insightful contributions of New Dimensions of Chinese Foreign Policy is essential reading for any student or researcher of contemporary Chinese politics. « less more »
Lexington Books
Pages: 258Size: 6 1/4 x 9 1/4
978-0-7391-1876-4 • Hardback • July 2007 • $95.00 • (£65.00)
978-0-7391-1877-1 • Paperback • June 2009 • $39.99 • (£24.95)
978-0-7391-5816-6 • eBook • July 2007 • $39.99 • (£24.95)
Sujian Guo is professor in the Department of Political Science, director of Center for US-China Policy Studies at San Francisco State University, and editor of the Journal of Chinese Political Science.

Shiping Hua is associate professor of political science and associate director of the Institute for Democracy and Development at The University of Louisville.
Chapter 1 Changing Ideology in China and Its Impact on Chinese Foreign Policy
Chapter 2 Understanding the Rise of China: Chinese Intellectual Perspectives
Chapter 3 China Rising and Its Foreign Policy Orientations: Perspectives from China's Emerging Elite
Chapter 4 China's Contested Rise: Sino-U.S. Relations and the Social Construction of Great Power Status
Chapter 5 Tapping Soft Power: Managing China's "Peaceful Rise" and the Implications for the World
Chapter 6 "Peaceful Rise": China's Public Diplomacy and International Image Cultivation
Chapter 7 China's New Approach to North Korean Nuclear Issue: An Economic Interdependence
Chapter 8 China's Middle East Policy and Its Implications for U.S.-China Relations
Chapter 9 The Energy Factor in China's Foreign Policy
Chapter 10 Increasing Interdependence Between China and the U.S. and Its Implications for China's Foreign Policy
The authors provide theoretically sophisticated and empirically rich analysis of contemporary Chinese foreign policy. Critical dimensions examined include the changing ideology, orientation of emerging elite, 'soft power' in foreign policy, new diplomacy on the Korean nuclear crisis, the growing energy factor in China's foreign policy, and the complex interdependence of China and the United States. The insightful analysis will deepen our understanding of the challenges and opportunities that come with a rising China.
Guoli Liu, College of Charleston

Hu Jintao's government espouses 'peaceful development' to counter U.S. reactions that might slow China's rise. In this book, Chinese and American scholars together provide a superbly documented analysis of Hu's policies, e.g., on North Korean nuclearization, Taiwan's non-secession (rather than immediate unification), trade, and peace. Will such policies last until China's political elite may decide to make Beijing more liberal, and thus more predictable to other liberal states? Anybody who wants clues to answer that question must read this book.
Lynn White, Princeton University

As a 'rising' China becomes increasingly engaged in international affairs, it has become imperative to understand China's evolving aspirations and foreign policies and its growing influence on a complex array of global problems. This book makes a significant contribution to this understanding. Well-researched and well-argued chapters consider a wide range of critical issues affecting the international system and U.S.-China relations, including China's management of its 'peaceful rise,' its development and use of 'soft power,' its impact on nuclear proliferation on the Korean Peninsula, its policies toward the Middle East, and its impact on global energy markets.
Robert Ross, Boston College

The analyses presented in this volume are uniformly insightful, current, and well documented. They are also accessible to a fairly broad audience. . . . Highly Recommended.
CHOICE, March 2008

[This book] will help graduate students appreciate the use of IR theories to analyze foreign policy and world politics. Helpfully indexed and well documented, the book demonstrates that theories of IR and foreign policy making are part of China's foreign policy making process.
2008; Journal of Chinese Political Science

This is a timely and rewarding treatise on new trends in China's foreign policy. The book will help both scholars and practitioners gain an understanding of the changing strengths and weaknesses of Chinese foreign policy and their implications for the global community. As such, the volume is a thoughtful and provocative addition to the literature on the foreign policy of the most important country in East Asia.
Dennis Hickey, Director of the Graduate Program in Global Studies, Missouri State University