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China's New Silk Road

An Emerging World Order, 1st Edition

Edited by Carmen Amado Mendes


184 pages | 5 B/W Illus.

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Much is being written about China’s new 'One Belt, One Road' initiative, but much of the writing focuses on China itself, on the destinations of the road – Europe and the Middle East – or on the countries through which the road passes, such as Central Asia. This book takes a different approach, assessing the views of East Asian and other countries on the Belt and Road Initiative, both from a transnational and multidisciplinary perspective. The book considers international visions and limitations of the New Silk Road as a new paradigm, explores economic and trade aspects, including infrastructure networks, financial mechanisms, and the likely impact for other countries and regions, and analyses the likely implications for regional and trans-regional cooperation and competition.  Western and Asian regional perspectives on the New Silk Road, including from India, Pakistan, Southeast Asia and Japan are considered throughout the book.

Table of Contents

Introduction: China’s New Silk Road - Carmen Amado Mendes

SECTION 1: The General Context

Chapter 1 – New Paradigms for the New Silk Road - Sean Golden

Chapter 2 – Building a Community of Shared Destiny: The Belt and Road Initiative in the Political Speeches of Xi Jinping - Patrick Heinrich and Beatrice Gallelli

Chapter 3 – Whose Silk Road? The Chinese, U.S., European Union and Russian Strategic Projects for Regional Integration in Central Asia - Paulo Duarte

Chapter 4 – Sustainability Implications of the New Silk Road: Environmental and Social Planning -Daniele Brombal

SECTION 2: The Economic Dimension,

Chapter 5 – The Political Economy of New Multilateral Development Bank and Reserve Arrangements in East Asia - Werner Pascha

Chapter 6 – The New Silk Road: Perspectives for EU-China Economic Cooperation - Fernanda Ilhéu

Chapter 7 – The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor: Lessons for the New Silk Road - Mario Esteban

Chapter 8 – Sino-Pakistani Axis of Cooperation in China´s New Silk Road - Jorge Tavares da Silva

SECTION 3: The Strategic Dimension

Chapter 9 – The Role of Local Goverments in the New Silk Road - Dominik Mierzejewski

Chapter 10 – The Maritime Silk Road, Viewed from the South - Roger Greatrex

Chapter 11 – Locating China’s Maritime Silk Road in the context of the South China Sea disputes -Edyta Roszko 

About the Editor

Carmen Amado Mendes is Professor of International Relations at the University of Coimbra, Portugal.

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 / Asian American Studies
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Regional Studies