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China as a Rising World Power and its Response to 'Globalization'

Edited By

Ronald C. Keith

ISBN 9780415464178
Published January 25, 2008 by Routledge
134 Pages

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Book Description

The People's Republic of China (PRC) is a newly emerging world power, and yet is still a developing state that must deal with the liabilities and opportunities of globalization. While integrating with the world economy, the PRC has had to articulate a newly defined role for itself as a world power. Moving beyond limited historical confines of bilateral relations with states in the Asia Pacific region, the PRC is developing a new perspective and arguably more sophisticated policy to deal with the changing international relations agendas of free trade, human rights, and security and economic cooperation.

This volume was previously published as a special issue of the Review of International Affairs.

Table of Contents

1. China as a Rising World Power and its Response to 'Globalization' 2. China's Growth Treadmill: Globalisation, human rights and international relations 3. The Chinese Diaspora, Foreign Investment and Economic Development in China 4. China's WTO Implementation in Comparative Perspective: Lessons from the literatures on trade policy and regulation 5. China's Changing Perspective on the Development of an East Asian Free Trade Area 6. New and Old Regionalism: The Shanghai Cooperation Organisation and cooperation and Sino-Central Asian Relations 7. Review Articles: 'Engagement or Confrontation in the Era of Globalization and Democratization' 8. Book Review: The New Chinese Empire and What it means for the United States, by Ross Terrill 10. Book Review: Same Bed, Different Dreams: Managing US-China Relations, 1989-2000, by David Lampton

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Ronald C. Keith is Professor and head, Department of Political Science, University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada. He is a frequent contributor to The China Quarterly, and his book titles include The Diplomacy of Zhou Enlai, and Law and Justice in China's New Marketplace (with Zhiqiu Lin).


'The ideas serve as a useful warning against the simplistic version of a high tide Chinese liberalism and its convergence with a global model.' - The China Journal