China's Road to Peaceful Rise: Observations on its Cause, Basis, Connotation and Prospect, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

China's Road to Peaceful Rise

Observations on its Cause, Basis, Connotation and Prospect, 1st Edition

By Zheng Bijian


324 pages

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Zheng Bijian has been one of the most influential thinkers and policy formulators in China during its reform period. In the early 1990s he worked with Deng Xiaoping collating and publishing Deng’s speeches and as vice president of the Party School gave top priority to ensuring that members of the Party were thoroughly familiar with Deng’s views, theories and reform agenda. In this important book, which is already available in Chinese, Zheng Bijian sets out his views and relates how his views were formed and developed over the long reform period, including the full text of his important speeches and papers, together with appropriate introductory material. Particular key themes which Zheng Bijian’s thought has contributed to China’s development are that China should embrace globalization and strengthen its relationship with the rest of the world, and that China’s development should be peaceful.

"Zheng Bijian’s ideas, actions and vision helped China in its astonishing thirty years growth. Zheng Bijian made a great contribution to envisioning the new role of China in a globalized world. This book is the intellectual story of a great witness of our times." - Romano Prodi, former President of the European Commission and former Prime Minister of Italy

Table of Contents

Foreword Peter Nolan Part 1: Acquiring A Deeper Understanding of Ourselves in the Process of Deepening Our Understanding of the World (1988 –1991) Part 2: A Study of the "Overall Strategy" Connecting the Two Major Situations at Home and Abroad is of Paramount Importance (1991 – 1995) Part 3: Deng Xiaoping’s New Generalization of Socialism with Chinese Characteristics Actually Mapped out in A Scientific Way China’s Unique Strategic Road to Peaceful Development (1995 –1998) Part 4: A New Period of Strategic Opportunities and A Brand New Strategic Road for the Rise of Late-Emerging Powers Modern History Has Ever Known (1998 – 2002) Part 5: China Will Emerge In the World as a "Peaceful Nation" and A "Civilized Nation" (2005 – 2006)

About the Author

Zheng Bijian currently holds a number of posts including Chairman of the China Reform Forum and Chairman of the Academic Committee of the Central Party School, and is a former member of the Communist Party of China Central Committee.

About the Series

Routledge Studies on the Chinese Economy

The primary aim of this series is to publish original, high quality, research-level work, by both new and established scholars in the West and East, on all aspects of the Chinese economy, including studies of business and economic history. Works of synthesis, reference books and edited collections will also be considered. Submissions from prospective authors are welcomed.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / General
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Regional Studies