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China's Reforms and International Political Economy

1st Edition

Edited by David Zweig, Zhimin Chen


238 pages | 5 B/W Illus.

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Written by an international team of experts from the US, UK, Hong Kong, China, Korea and Canada, this important and interesting book examines and explores the relationship between the international political and economic system, and China’s economic and political transition.

Exploring international relations theory with a China-centric view, the book addresses key and significant questions such as:

  • Has the outside world shaped China’s position within the global polity and economic, and affected the way China deals with the world economy?
  • Have Chinese leaders and foreign policy makers internalized the norms and values of the global economic activity?
  • Who are the key players in China in this process of globalization?

Giving vital insights into China’s likely development and international influence in the next decade, China’s Reforms and International Political Economy is an essential and invaluable read.

Table of Contents

Preface: Globalization and China's Reforms: A Canadian Ambassador's Perspective Introduction: China's Reforms: Interntaional Political Economy and Explanations of China's Globalization David Zweig and Chen Zhimin Part 1: External Structures: Power, Norms, Multilateralism and Production 1. Beyond the Disciplinary Heartlands: Studying China's International Political Economy Shaun Breslin 2. Soft Balancing and Reciprocal Engagement: International Structures and China's Foreign Policy Choices Chen Zhimin 3. China in the World and the World in China: The Domestic Impact of International Institutions on China’s Politics, 1978-2000 Su Changhe 4. China, Southeast Asia and East Asian Economic Regionalism Richard Stubbs Part 2: China and the World Trade Organization 5. How Reform Drove China’s Integration into the International Community Fan Yongming 6. Trade Policy and Regulatory Politics: China's WTO Implementation in Comparative Perspective Margaret Pearson 7. Hinges and Latches on the Open Door: The Normative Parameters of China's WTO Accession Jeremy Paltiel Part 3: Outside In? Case Studies 8.Betwen "Outside-in" and "Inside-Out": The Internationalization of the Chinese State Greg Chin 9. Dancing With Wolves: Opening the Pharmaceutical Sector in China Karen Minden and Jeffrey L Dong 10. How China Responds to Trade Sanctions: Decoding the Sino-South Korean 'Garlic War' Jae Ho Chang 11. Globalization and Transnational Human Capital: Overseas and Returnee Scholars to China David Zweig, Chen Changgui and Stanley Rosen

About the Series

Routledge Studies on China in Transition

The spectacular economic development of China has raised many questions about its future. China in Transition participates in the intellectual developments by focusing on social, political and cultural change in the China of the 1990s and beyond. Drawing on new research from scholars in Asia, Australia, North America and Europe, this series is invaluable in monitoring reform and interpreting the consequences for China, its neighbours and the West.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
POLITICAL SCIENCE / International Relations / Diplomacy
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / General