1st Edition

China's Contingencies and Globalization

Edited By Changgang Guo, Liu Debin, Jan Nederveen Pieterse Copyright 2017
    230 Pages
    by Routledge

    230 Pages
    by Routledge

    How have Chinese views on globalization developed over time? How is China managing the new normal of slower growth? Is China creating an alternative modernity? Is China a status quo power or a reform power? Can China manage its growing international role in international institutions and in the New Development Bank, the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, along with infrastructure projects in the region such as One Belt One Road and the Maritime Silk Road? Can China achieve balanced interactions with ASEAN and with developing countries in the region and worldwide? How is governance in China evolving in relation to social movements, protests, labour struggles and migrant workers? Do Chinese policies in relation to religious diversity contribute to social harmony or to friction? This timely volume by Chinese and international scholars offers diverse perspectives on these questions. This book was originally published as a special issue of Third World Quarterly.

    1. Introduction: China’s contingencies and globalisation, Jan Nederveen Pieterse
    2. Engaging with globalisation: Chinese perspectives, Debin Liu and Zhen Yan
    3. A reform-minded status quo power? China, the G20, and reform of the international financial system, Ren Xiao
    4. China’s national defence in global security discourse: a cultural–rhetorical approach to military scholarship, Xu-Shi
    5. Globalisation as glocalisation in China: a new perspective, Ning Wang
    6. China’s industrial transformation and the ‘new normal’, Dianfan Yu and Yajun Zhang
    7. From export platform to market provider: China’s perspectives on its past and future role in a globalised Asian economy, Xiao Li and Yibing Ding
    8. Unequal partnerships and open doors: probing China’s economic ambitions in Asia, Jonathan Holslag
    9. Illiberal China and global convergence: thinking through Wukan and Hong Kong, Daniel Vukovich
    10. The new contentious sequence since Tiananmen, Shih-Diing Liu
    11. Voicing the self: discursive representations of Chinese old-generation migrant workers, Qingye Tang and Qing Li
    12. Religion and social stability: China’s religious policies in the Age of Reform, Changgang Guo and Fengmei Zhang


    Changgang Guo is a professor of History, Director of the Centre for Global Studies, and Director of the Centre for Turkish Studies, Shanghai University, China.

    Liu Debin is Kuang Yaming Professor of International Studies and History, and the founder and Dean of the School of International and Public Affairs, Jilin University, China.

    Jan Nederveen Pieterse is Duncan and Suzanne Mellichamp Professor of Global Studies and Sociology at the University of California, Santa Barbara, USA.