1st Edition

China’s Evolving Approach to Peacekeeping

Edited By Marc Lanteigne, Miwa Hirono Copyright 2012
    152 Pages
    by Routledge

    160 Pages
    by Routledge

    China has become an enthusiastic supporter of and contributor to UN peacekeeping. Is China’s participation in peacekeeping likely to strengthen the current international peacekeeping regime by China’s adopting of the international norms of peacekeeping? Or, on the contrary, is it likely to alter the peacekeeping norms in a way that aligns with its own worldview? And, as China’s international confidence grows, will it begin to consider peacekeeping a smaller and lesser part of its international security activity, and thus not care so much about it?

    This book aims to address these questions by examining how the PRC has developed its peacekeeping policy and practices in relation to its international status. It does so by bringing in both historical and conceptual analyses and specific case-oriented discussions of China’s peacekeeping over the past twenty years. The book identifies the various challenges that China has faced at political, conceptual and operational levels and the ways in which the country has dealt with those challenges, and considers the implication of such challenges with regards to the future of international peacekeeping.

    This book was originally published as a special issue of International Peacekeeping.

    1. Introduction: China and UN Peacekeeping Miwa Hirono, University of Nottingham, UK and Marc Lanteigne, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand

    2. Principles and Praxis of China's Peacekeeping Chin-Hao Huang, University of Southern California, USA

    3. Why Does China Participate in Intrusive Peacekeeping? Understanding Paternalistic Chinese Discourses on Development and Intervention Shogo Suzuki, University of Manchester, UK

    4. Responsible Power? China and the UN Peacekeeping Regime Courtney J. Richardson, Tufts University, USA

    5. The Responsibility to Protect and China’s Peacekeeping Policy Sarah Teitt, University of Queensland, Australia

    6. A Change in Perspective: China’s Engagement in the East Timor UN Peacekeeping Operations Marc Lanteigne, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand

    7. China’s Charm Offensive and Peacekeeping: The Lessons of Cambodia--What Now for Sudan? Miwa Hirono, University of Nottingham, UK

    8. Two Pillars of China’s Global Peace Engagement Strategy: UN Peacekeeping Operations and International Peacebuilding Zhao Lei, Party School of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China


    Marc Lanteigne is a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Political Science and International Relations and Director of Research at the New Zealand Contemporary China Research Centre, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand.

    Miwa Hirono is a Research Councils United Kingdom (RCUK) Research Fellow, Deputy Director of the Institute of Asia-Pacific Studies at the School of Politics and International Relations, and Senior Fellow in the China Policy Institute, University of Nottingham, UK.