China and Multilateralism: From Estrangement to Competition, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

China and Multilateralism

From Estrangement to Competition, 1st Edition

By Yuan Feng


240 pages | 12 B/W Illus.

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Hardback: 9780367143824
pub: 2020-05-26
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This book thoroughly analyzes China’s political ideas regarding the international order and their reflection in China’s engagement in multilateralism.

It introduces the debates and discussions among Chinese intellectuals in international relation studies as an important part of non-western international relation theories, generating reflections on the convergences and divergences between China’s political ideas and Europe-centric perspectives. With a focus specifically on China’s main bilateral and multilateral relations in its principal regions of interest - East Asia and Central Asia – it also examines China’s relationship with the United States, Russia and the European Union, and the One Belt Road initiative drawing on a mixture of primary and secondary Chinese language sources, extensive interviews with Chinese officials, academics and think tanks.

This book will be of key interest to scholars and students of Chinese politics/studies, foreign policy analysis, Asian studies, and international relations.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction

2. China’s Multilateralism: A Challenge to the Existing Theoretical Legacy

3. China’s Engagement in Multilateralism

4. The Development of Multilateral Institutions and Regionalism

5. Conclusion

About the Author

Yuan Feng is a Researcher at Institut des etudes Européennes, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium. She is also the General Secretary of EU-CHINA People to People Association.

About the Series

Globalisation, Europe, and Multilateralism

Established and edited by Professor Mario Teló (ULB & LUISS) and Frederik Ponjaert (ULB & Waseda), the Institut d’Études Européennes at the Université Libre de Bruxelles (IEE-ULB) sponsored GEM Series published by Routledge brings together original peer-reviewed publications on: "Globalisation, Europe, and Multilateralism"

The series offers an interdisciplinary platform for original peer-reviewed publications on the institutions, norms and practices associated with Globalisation, Multilateralism and the European Union. Each published volume delves into a given dynamic shaping either the global-regional nexus or the role of the EU therein. It offers original insights into: globalisation and its associated governance challenges; the changing forms of multilateral cooperation and the role of transnational networks; the impact of new global powers and the corollary multipolar order; the lessons born from comparative regionalism and interregional partnerships; as well as the distinctive instruments the EU mobilises in its foreign policies and external relations.

The GEM Series’ edited volumes, monographs and textbooks all aim at contributing to further innovation in the fields of European Integration and International Studies. An International Advisory Board with leading scholars from across all five continents further supports the series with input and guidance.

Proposals for, and any contact about, the series in the first instance should be addressed to:

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