Chinese Foreign Relations: Power and Policy since the Cold War

Chinese Foreign Relations: Power and Policy since the Cold War

by Robert G. Sutter

Hardcover(Fourth Edition)

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Displaying new assertiveness and prominence, China under President Xi Jinping is rightly considered an emerging superpower backed by growing economic and impressive military strength. But this is only part of the story of China's rise. As Robert G. Sutter shows in this meticulous and balanced assessment, the record of twists and turns in Chinese foreign relations since the end of the Cold War highlights a very different perspective. Domestic problems, nationalism, and security concerns continue to preoccupy Beijing, complicating China's influence and innovations in foreign affairs. On the international front, the actions of China's neighbors and the United States and China's growing dependence on the world economy complicate and constrain as well as enhance China's advance to international prominence.

Providing a comprehensive introduction to Chinese foreign relations, Sutter shows China exerting growing influence in world affairs but remaining far from dominant. Facing numerous contradictions and tradeoffs, Chinese leaders-even the self-assured Xi Jinping-avoid major confrontations with powerful competitors and eschew the costly commitments associated with regional and global leadership.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781442253278
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 02/01/2016
Series: Asia in World Politics Series
Edition description: Fourth Edition
Pages: 430
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.30(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Robert G. Sutter is professor of practice in international affairs at the Elliott School of George Washington University.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments Abbreviations Chapter One: Continuity and Strategy in Contemporary Chinese Foreign Policy Chapter Two: Chinese Leadership Priorities: Implications for Chinese Foreign Relations Chapter Three: Changing Patterns in Decision Making and International Outlook Chapter Four: China's Role in the World Economy and International Governance Chapter Five: Chinese National Security Policies Chapter Six: Relations with the United States Chapter Seven: Relations with Taiwan Chapter Eight: Relations with Japan and Korea Chapter Nine: Relations with Southeast Asia, Australia, New Zealand, and the Pacific Islands Chapter Ten: Relations with Southern Asia and Central Asia Chapter Eleven: Relations with Russia and Europe Chapter Twelve: Relations with the Middle East, Africa, and Latin America Chapter Thirteen: Prospects Notes Selected Bibliography Index About the Author

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