This book examines the evolution of international political economy (IPE) as a field of study in China, detailing the evolving boundaries and the content of the field. It surveys how the key themes in IPE, such as the conceptualization of power at the global level, the question of international order and international organization, the state and globalization, money and finance, and the source of ideas and ideational innovation, have been debated in Chinese IPE in comparison to the foundational works of the West. The contributions map the genesis of the field inside China and the core characteristics of Chinese IPE, consider the limits of the development of the field in China, and identify the contributions which Chinese IPE can make to the global development of IPE. Each piece in this collection is co-authored by a prominent PRC scholar residing in China, and a distinguished ‘foreign’ scholar. The co-authors together highlight what they think are the core Chinese concerns of IPE in a particular area, and suggest what this understanding adds to the global discussion.
This book was originally published as a special issue of the Review of International Political Economy.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction: IPE with China’s Characteristics
Gregory T. Chin, Margaret M. Pearson and Wang Yong
2. Chinese IPE Debates on (American) Hegemony
Wang Yong and Louis Pauly
3. Debating International Institutions and Global Governance: The Missing Chinese IPE Contribution
Pang Zhongying and Hongying Wang
4. Globalization and the Role of the State: Reflections on Chinese international and comparative political economy scholarship
Zhu Tianbiao and Margaret M. Pearson
5. Turning Point: International Money and Finance in Chinese IPE
Xin Wang and Gregory T. Chin
6. Constructivism and the Study of International Political Economy in China
Qingxin K. Wang and Mark Blyth
Gregory T. Chin is Associate Professor of political science at York University, Canada. He has published widely on the political economy of China, Asia, the BRIC countries, and global governance. He is co-editor of the academic journal Review of International Political Economy.
Margaret M. Pearson is Professor of Government and Politics at the University of Maryland, USA. She has published widely on the domestic and international political economy of China.
Wang Yong is Professor at the School of International Studies, and the Director of the Centre for International Political Economy at Peking University, China. He has published widely on the political economy of China, China-US economic relations, regional cooperation, the World Trade Organization and global governance.