Creative Involvement: The Transition of China's Diplomacy, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Creative Involvement

The Transition of China's Diplomacy, 1st Edition

By Yizhou Wang


124 pages | 4 B/W Illus.

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With the enhancement of national power, China’s relationship with the outside world is evolving from simple follow-up and passive adaptation to strong participation, proactive engagement and active leadership. That will not only bring about major changes in contemporary international relations and global pattern, but also cause profound transition in China’s own diplomacy.

This is the third book in the Creative Involvement trilogy, with China’s diplomatic transition as the theme. In the first part, it studies the political premises of the transition, elaborating on the diplomatic policies in Deng Xiaoping and Xi Jinping era respectively. Also, it elucidates the essence of China’s social transition and the social foundation of China’s diplomacy. In the second part, this book examines the major issues of China’s diplomatic transition, in terms of orientations, layout, objectives and investment. It believes that the creative involvement of China’s diplomacy into world affairs requires not only social transition adapting to the times, but also retrospections on and improvement of China’s diplomatic mechanisms.

This book will appeal to scholars and students in international relations studies, especially those in East Asia and "Belt and Road" countries. Readers interested in global governance, China’s diplomacy and the rise of China will also benefit from it.

Table of Contents

List of illustrations. Preface. Acknowledgments. Introduction: World Politics in Transition Part I Transition of China’s Diplomacy: Political Premises 1. Deng Xiaoping’s Historical Contribution 2. Xi Jinping’s Upgraded Version 3. The Essence of China’s Social Transition 4. The Social Foundation of China 's Diplomacy Part II Transition of China’s Diplomacy: Major Issues 5. Diplomatic Orientations for the People 6. Key Points of Diplomatic Layout 7. Objectives of Diplomatic Learning8. Analysis of Diplomatic Investment Index

About the Author

Yizhou Wang is a professor and the vice-dean of School of International Studies, Peking University. His research interests include international politics and international relations.

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 / Diplomacy
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Government / International