1st Edition

Re-globalisation When China Meets the World Again

By Dong Wang, Dejun Cao Copyright 2021
    168 Pages 13 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    168 Pages 13 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    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.

    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


    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.

    "Professor Wang Dong has written a very timely and important book, offering an authoritative Chinese perspective on the profound changes occurring to the globalization process. Anyone interested in understanding the impact of Chinese initiatives such as the Belt and Road Initiative and the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank on globalization should read this book." 

    Amitav Acharya, President of the International Studies Association (2014-15); The UNESCO Chair in Transnational Challenges and Governance and Distinguished Professor at the School of International Service, American University, and author of The End of American World Order

    "China’s re-emergence has transformed the world and will continue to do so. The West is struggling to understand this new world. But it should struggle no more. Wang Dong has provided brilliant insights into how China is reshaping the world. This volume is an indispensable guide to the post-Western era. An absolute must-read to understand our new world order."

    Kishore Mahbubani, former Singapore Ambassador to the United Nations (UN); former President of the UN Security Council; Distinguished Fellow at the Asia Research Institute, National University of Singapore, and the author of Has China Won?

    “Re-globalization: When China Meets the World Again, is essential reading that serves as a veritable shortcut to understanding the recent development of Chinese perspectives on and strategies for, globalization and its various processes . “

    YU Keping, University Chair Professor and Dean of School of Government, Peking University