1st Edition

When China Meets the World Again

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ISBN 9780367649166
December 10, 2020 Forthcoming by Routledge
200 Pages 13 B/W Illustrations

USD $160.00

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Book Description

Since the end of the Cold War, globalisation has been the dominant political and economic trend. But what is China’s role in globalisation? What is China’s vision of the world? This title offers a fresh and stimulating account of how China's involvement in globalisation has changed over time, and how its role in leading the “re-globalisation” process is profoundly reshaping the world. Introducing an innovative theoretical framework in the shape of “re-globalisation”, this book discusses China’s strategies and challenges while interacting with the international community. The book provides several illuminating case studies, such as the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), and the strategies of the Chinese technology firm Alibaba. Rich in data and bold in argument, the book provides an extraordinarily dynamic depiction of how China’s encounter with the outside world has not only transformed itself, but also reshaped the global order. As the first systemic and book-length study of “re-globalisation”, this volume will appeal to researchers and students of politics and Chinese studies, and contemporary Chinese politics in particular.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1. Embracing Globalisation and China’s Narrative 2. From Globalisation to Re-globalisation 3. Inclusive Development and Interconnection Thinking 4. The Belt and Road Initiative and Global Governance 5. The Asian Infrastructure and Investment Bank Pushes Forward Re-globalisation 6. Digital Economy 2.0 and Alibaba’s Globalisation Story 7. The Mechanism of Reversal Pressure and the Experience of Special Economic Zones in China 8. Embracing the Era of Re-Globalisation Conclusion: Re-Globalisation: when China Meets the World Again

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Dong Wang is an Associate Professor of School of International Studies and Executive Director of Institute for Global Cooperation and Understanding, Peking University. Dejun Cao is a post-doctoral fellow at School of International Studies, Peking University.