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China's Challenges to Human Security

Foreign Relations and Global Implications, 1st Edition

Edited by Guoguang Wu


338 pages | 20 B/W Illus.

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This book looks at human security in China’s foreign relations. It discusses the concept and theory of human security, and their implications for China. The book goes on to analyse environmental security issues, including climate change and water resources, as well as looking at issues from an energy consumption perspective. Significant human security issues are then focussed on, including food safety, pandemic disease control, migration, and the human rights implications of China’s overseas investment.

Table of Contents

1. Human Security Challenges with China: Why and How the Rise of China Makes the World Vulnerable? Guoguang Wu 2. Anthropocentric Theory of Human Security: Confucius Meets Hobbes Robert Bedeski 3. Climate Change Challenges China's Foreign Policy Joanna I. Lewis 4. Climate Change of the Trans-Himalayan Region and Its Impact on China-South Asia Water Security David Kerr 5. Environmental Security and Its Implications for China's Foreign Relations Junko Mochizuki and ZhongXiang Zhang 6. Multilateral Environmental Engagement with Chinese Characteristics: An Economic Nationalism Perspective Timothy Scolnick 7. The Exploding Balloon: Environmental Costs of China’s Participation in Global Capitalism Dai Qing, Helen Lansdowne and Patricia Adams 8. Human Security Implications of China’s Foreign Energy Relations Gaye Christoffersen 9. Fuelling Insecurity: Energy and Human Security in Sino-Myanmar Relations Gabriel Botel 10. Food Security and Food Safety in China’s Foreign Policy Elizabeth Wishnick 11. Pandemic Responses in the Asia-Pacific: Risk and Opportunity in PRC’s International Relations Jonathan Schwartz 12. China's Brain Drain Woes: Elite Emigration and National Security Willy Lam 13. Corporate Social Responsibility in China's New Economic Diplomacy Robert J. Hanlon

About the Editor

Guoguang Wu is Professor of Political Science, Professor of History, and Chair in China and Asia-Pacific Relations at the University of Victoria, Canada.

About the Series

China Policy Series

With the rise of China and its impact on the world, interest in China has increased drastically in recent years. This series focuses on policy-oriented research and scholarly works with policy implications, on all aspects of contemporary Chinese economy, politics, society, environment, journalism and cultures.  It also covers China’s foreign relations with major international organizations such as the United Nations, World Trade Organization, and World Bank, and major powers such as the United States, European Union (and its member states), Japan and others.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / General
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Regional Studies