China's peaceful rise

Perceptions, policy and misperceptions

By Christopher Herrick, Zheya Gai and Surain Subramaniam

China's peaceful rise


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Book Information

  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 978-1-5261-0479-3
  • Pages: 464
  • Publisher: Manchester University Press
  • Price: £27.50
  • Published Date: September 2016
  • BIC Category: Politics & government, Asian history, Asia, POLITICAL SCIENCE / International Relations / General, POLITICAL SCIENCE / World / Asian, Society & social sciences / Geopolitics, HISTORY / Asia / China, Society & social sciences / Comparative politics, Geopolitics, Comparative politics, China


Adopting a constructivist approach, this book argues that China's prospects for achieving 'great power' status peacefully depend more on perceptions of the country's development than on concrete measures of power or economic benefits. Incorporating historical perceptions, survey data and general analysis, the authors explore Chinese foreign policies in international organisations, international trade, security relations and as a model for global governance, as well as the reactions to those policies within the context of China's relations with Asian neighbours (India, Japan and the states of South-east Asia), existing international powers (the European Union, Russia and the United States), and emergent trading partners (Africa).


Part I: Perspectives
1. Public and elite perceptions of China's rise
2. The perspectives of International Relations theory
3. The Chinese worldview
Part II: The Security Dimension
4. China's relations with the United States
5. China's relations with key European states
6. Sino-Japanese relations
7. China-Russia relations
8. China-India relations
9. China's relations with Southeast Asia
Part III: The Economic Dimension
10. China in the global economy
11. China - Africa relations
12. China and emerging Asia
13. China and the developmental state
Part IV: Governance
14. China in the UN Security Council
15. China in the WTO
16. China's ASEAN policy
17. China and global democracy


Christopher W. Herrick is Professor of Political Science and Director of the International Studies program at Muhlenberg College

Zheya Gai is Professor of Political Science and Director of International Studies at Washington and Jefferson College

Surain Subramaniam is Associate Professor of International and Asian Studies at University of North Carolina at Asheville

China's peaceful rise

By Christopher Herrick, Zheya Gai, Surain Subramaniam

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