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China's Historical Choice in Global Governance

1st Edition

By He Yafei


160 pages

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Since the 1990s, the world has been witnessing the most fundamental changes in global governance structure and international relations. Due to multipolarization, economic globalization, cultural diversification and information revolution, a number of rising global powers have become new players on the world stage, among which China, as the world’s 2nd largest economy now, is playing an increasingly important role.

From the perspectives of economics, culture, new media, NGOs and international migration, this book studies the origin, history and reform of global governance, with a focus on the function and development of G20 regime. Compared with previous researches, it pays more attention to fairness, non-western culture and developing countries. Then this book reviews China’s historical involvement in global governance, from being denied to being recognized, from observation to participation, and from an ordinary role to a key one. Regional governance and Sino-U.S. relations are discussed next to analyze how China should exploit its advantages to better play its role in world affairs. Finally, it offers policy recommendations for China to lead the reform of global governance and enhance its capability in agenda setting.

This book will be an essential reference for scholars and students in global governance, Chinese studies and international relations. General readers interested in international issues, especially global governance, and the development of China will also be attracted by it.

Table of Contents

Preface One. Preface Two. Preface Three. Preface Four. Preface Five. Author’s Foreword Chapter One History of Global Governance Chapter Two Status Quo of Global Governance Chapter Three Cultural Origin of Global Governance Chapter Four Opportunities and Challenges of Global Governance Chapter Five History of China’s Involvement in Global Governance Chapter Six Regional Governance Needs Redesigning Chapter Seven China-U.S. Relations Are Critical to Global Governance Chapter Eight Global Governance and New International Order References. Index

About the Author

He Yafei is the former Vice Minister for Foreign Affairs (China), and now a Senior Fellow at Chongyang Institute for Financial Studies (RDCY), Renmin University of China. His research interests include global governance, China-U.S. relations and multilateral diplomacy.

About the Series

China Perspectives

The China Perspectives series focuses on translating and publishing works by leading Chinese scholars, writing about both global topics and China-related themes. It covers Humanities & Social Sciences, Education, Media and Psychology, as well as many interdisciplinary themes.

This is the first time that any of these books have been translated into English for international readers. The series aims to put forward a Chinese perspective, give insights into cutting-edge academic thinking in China, and inspire researchers globally.


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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
POLITICAL SCIENCE / International Relations / General
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Government / International