China and the World: Chinese Foreign Policy Faces the New Millennium

China and the World: Chinese Foreign Policy Faces the New Millennium

China and the World: Chinese Foreign Policy Faces the New Millennium

China and the World: Chinese Foreign Policy Faces the New Millennium

Synopsis

Praise for earlier editions: "Presenting an admirably cohesive picture of China's 'shifting role in an increasingly interdependent & interactive world' ... the book's analyses are fresh & relevant, particularly to China's post-Tiananmen stressed external relations." Perspectives on Political Science "Should be the premier text in the field of Chinese foreign policy." June Teufel Dreyer University of Miami

Excerpt

This collaborative volume presents a major reappraisal of the changing relationship between China and the world in the post-Cold War era. As we approach the new millennium, nothing seems to matter more than an ascendant China and its role or roles in the shaping of the future of the Asia-Pacific and beyond. Indeed, not since the debate in the mid-1960s over containment-with-isolation versus containment-without-isolation has the "rise of China" issue been so controversial as in recent years. For better or worse, this volume has been prepared against the noisy backdrop of the "rise of China" debate in the Asia-Pacific region in general and the United States in particular.

The book poses and addresses several main--and enduring--questions about the major sources, patterns, and consequences of Chinese foreign policy behavior. How constant or changeable is Chinese foreign policy over a period of time, especially in the transition from the Cold War to the post-Cold War era and more recently from the Deng era to the post- Deng era? How wide is the gap between ideals and reality, between policy pronouncements (principles) and policy performance (behavior), and between intent and outcome in Chinese foreign policy? What is the relative weight of domestic (societal) and external (systemic) factors in constraining policy options, and what domestic and international consequences do they entail? How do global systemic structures--economic, military, normative, and behavioral--impact and condition China's national identity and role conception? How are the global structures themselves affected by the rise of China in the post-Cold War world? These questions, which examine in particular the nature, extent, and reciprocal impacts of growing Sino-global linkages and interactions, provide the focus and theme that the present volume seeks to address, with emphasis on the most recent post-Cold War years.

In this fourth edition, the main issues and organizational outlines of the previous editions have been largely retained and expanded. In subjecting this edition to a thorough revision and adding a chapter on China's environmental diplomacy, the contributors and I have given pri-

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