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China-Europe Relations

Perceptions, Policies and Prospects, 1st Edition

Edited by David Shambaugh, Eberhard Sandschneider, Zhou Hong


354 pages | 27 B/W Illus.

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The fast-developing relationship between China and Europe has become one of the most important in international affairs. China-Europe Relations takes an innovative and insightful look at this phenomenon, examining:

  • the state of Chinese studies in Europe and European studies in China
  • the decision-making behind the EU’s China policy, and what the Chinese perceptions and assessments are of Europe that shape China’s Europe policy
  • the recent rapid growth of bilateral commercial and technological relations
  • the global context of the bilateral Sino-European relationship, in particular the interaction of China, the EU, and the United States
  • prospects for the future evolution of these relationships.

The most systematic and comprehensive study on the subject to date, written by a stellar team of international contributors from China, Europe and the US, China-Europe Relations will appeal to students, academics and policy makers alike who are interested in international relations, comparative foreign policy and Chinese and European politics.

Table of Contents

Part 1: Introduction 1. Introduction David Shambaugh, Eberhard Sandschneider and Zhou Hong Part 2: Historical Context 2. The Sino-European Encounter: Historical Influences on Contemporary Relations Michael Yahuda Part 3: Europe’s Approaches to China 3. Chinese Studies in Europe Kjeld Erik Brodsgaard 4. It’s the System that Matters: Institutionalization and Making EU Policy Towards China Franco Algieri 5. The Taiwan Issue in China-Europe Relations: An Irritant More than Leverage Jean-Pierre Cabestan Part 4: China’s Approaches to Europe 6. European Studies in China Dai Bingran 7. China Eyes Europe’s Role in the World: Real Convergence or Cognitive Dissonance? David Shambaugh 8. Chinese Perceptions of the EU and the Sino-European Relationship Zhu Liqun 9. China’s View of European Integration and Enlargement Song Xinning Part 5: China-Europe Commercial Relations 10. Europe’s Commercial Relations with China Robert Ash 11. China’s Commercial Relations with Europe Zhang Zuqian Part 6: China and Europe in a Global Context 12. The EU and China in the Global System Volker Stanzel 13. The United States and the China-Europe Relationship Gill Bates 14. China-EU-U.S. Relations: Shaping a Constructive Future Ruan Zongze Part 7: Conclusion and Outlook 15. From Honeymoon to Marriage: Prospects for the China-Europe Relationship David Shambaugh, Eberhard Sandschneider and Zhou Hong

About the Editors

David Shambaugh is Professor of Political Science and International Affairs. He is also a Nonresident Senior Fellow in the Foreign Policy Studies Program at the Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C.

Eberhard Sandschneider has been Otto-Wolff-Director of the Research Institute of the German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP) since 2003.

Zhou Hong is Professor of European Politics and Modern History, and Director of the Institute of European Studies at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS).

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / International / Economics
POLITICAL SCIENCE / International Relations / General
POLITICAL SCIENCE / International Relations / Treaties
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / General