Inside China's Grand Strategy: The Perspective from the People's Republic


Chinas enormous size, vast population, abundant natural resources, robust economy, and modern military suggest that it will emerge as a great world power. Inside Chinas Grand Strategy: The Perspective from the Peoples Republic offers unique insights from a prominent Chinese scholar about the countrys geopolitical ambitions and strategic thinking. Ye Zicheng, professor of political science in the School of International Studies at Peking University, examines Chinas interactions with current world powers as well as its policies toward neighboring countries. Despite claims that repressive domestic policies and an economic slowdown are evidence that the countrys efforts toward modernization will fail, Ye points to Chinas inclusion in the G-20 as an indicator of success. Ye compares Chinas global ascension, particularly its emphasis on peace, to the historical experiences of rising European superpowers, providing an insider look at a country poised to become an increasingly prominent international power.

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • Guoli Liu
  • Steven I. Levine
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Lexington, KY
Publication year:
  • 2011