Chinese Foreign Policy

An Introduction, 2nd Edition

By Marc Lanteigne

© 2013 – Routledge

198 pages

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About the Book

This updated and expanded new edition of Chinese Foreign Policy examines the patterns of engagement with various domestic and international actors that have shaped Beijing’s foreign policy since the Cold War. It explores a series of ongoing questions and trends, as well as offering an in-depth look at the key areas of China’s modern global relations.

Bringing together the many different facets of China’s foreign interests, the volume presents a comprehensive overview of the country’s international affairs, covering such key issues as:

-the rise of globalisation, international financial uncertainty, and China’s economic power

-the country’s bilateral and multilateral approaches to international problem-solving

-China’s engagement in various regional and international regimes

-modern strategic challenges, including terrorism and economic security

-the question of shifting American power

-Beijing’s changing political, strategic and economic linkages with the developed and developing world.

Chinese Foreign Policy will be of great interest to upper-level students of Chinese international relations, Asian politics, comparative foreign policy and international relations, as well as professionals interested in China’s changing place in the global system.


"The best overall analysis of China's engagement in the global political economy currently available in the textbook literature." -- Lowell Dittmar, University of California, Berkeley, USA

'A succinct, authoritative and up-to-date Chinese foreign policy textbook.' -- Andrew Scobell, RAND, USA

Table of Contents

1. Introduction: The Reconstruction of Chinese Foreign Policy 2. Who (and What) Makes Chinese Foreign Policy Today? 3. China in the World Economy 4. Multilateralism and International Institutions 5. Strategic Thinking and the Roles of the Military 6. The United States Views China (and China Views the United States) 7. China’s Peripheral Diplomacy 8. Moving Beyond Asia: China’s Cross-Regionalist Foreign Policies Conclusions

About the Author

Marc Lanteigne is Senior Lecturer in the School of History, Philosophy, Political Science and International Relations and Director of Research of the Contemporary Research Centre at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HISTORY / Asia / China
POLITICAL SCIENCE / International Relations / General
POLITICAL SCIENCE / International Relations / Diplomacy
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Freedom & Security / General