Contents: Introduction: engaging China's foreign policy, Emilian Kavalski; Part I Historical and Analytical Perspectives on China's Foreign Policy: In quest of independence: an unchanging paradigm of China's foreign policy, Lai-Ha Chan; International status: China's pursuit of comprehensive superpower status, Mingjiang Li; China's strategic culture and foreign policy, Huiyun Feng; China's rise and international relations theory, Dingding Chen. Part II The Domestic Sources of China's Foreign Policy: The rise of nationalism and China's foreign policy, Kingsley Edney and Baogang He; Communist ideology and Chinese foreign policy, Winberg Chai; The 'new security concept': the role of the military in China's foreign policy, Yee-Kuang Heng; Economic development and China's foreign policy, Hongyi Lai and Su-jeong Kang. Part III The International Impact of China's Foreign Policy: Soft power in Chinese foreign policy: concepts, policies, and effectiveness, James Reilly; Religion, culture and Confucius Institutes in China's foreign policy, Kim-Kwong Chan and Alan Hunter; Overseas Chinese and Chinese foreign policy, John Lee; China and the global surge for resources, Carrie Liu Currier. Part IV China's Bilateral Interactions: The relations between China and the USA, Jian Yang; China's bilateral interactions with Russia, Susan Turner Haynes; Perspectives on China's relations with the European Union, Reuben Wong; Sino-Indian relations: peaceful coexistence or pending rivalry, Jing-dong Yuan. Part V China's Regional Strategies: China's relations with the Middle East: China's relations with the Middle East, Niv Horesh; China's relations with Central Asia (SCO), Russell Ong; China's relations with Southeast Asia (ASEAN), Ming Te Hung and Mei-Hsien Lee; China's relations with Northeast Asia, Enyu Zhang; China's relations with Africa, May Tan-Mullins and Giles Mohan; China's relations with Latin America, Tung-Chieh Tsai and Tony Tai-Ting Liu; Anchoring China's oceanic re
Emilian Kavalski is Associate Professor of Global Studies at the Institute for Social Justice, Australian Catholic University (Sydney). He is currently working on (i) the encounter of International Relations with life in the Anthropocene, especially the conceptualization of and engagement with non-human actors; and (ii) the nascent Asian normative orders and the ways in which they confront, compliment, and transform established traditions, norms, and institutions. Emilian contends that in both these areas the application of Complexity Thinking has important implications for the way global life is approached, explained, and understood. At the same time, these research foci sketch a prolegomenon to the conceptual contexts of theory-building and policy-making intent on facilitating economic, social, and environmental interactions that promote the well-being of people in ways that are just, equitable, and sustainable. Emilian Kavalski, Lai-Ha Chan, Mingjiang Li, Huiyun Feng, Dingding Chen, Kingsley Edney, Baogang He, Winberg Chai, Yee-Kuang Heng, Hongyi Lai, Su-jeong Kang, James Reilly, Kim-Kwong Chan, Alan Hunter, John LeeCarrie Liu Currier, Jian Yang, Susan Turner Haynes, Reuben Wong, Jing-dong Yuan, Niv Horesh, Russell Ong, Ming-Te Hung, Mei-Hsien Lee, Enyu Zhang, May Tan-Mullins, Giles Mohan, Tung-Chieh Tsai, Tony Tai-Ting Liu, Nicholas Thomas, Zhiming Chen, Chin-Hao Huang, Lui Hebron, Bo Miao, Yuchao Zhu, Jie Chen, Sheng Ding, Rosita Dellios.
'The world now finds itself at the cusp of momentous transformation effected most importantly by the accelerated rise of China. This timely book tracks China's expanding global agenda, while noting the irony of its increasing preoccupation at home. It offers an accessible and cogent synopsis of key issues, but also raises critical questions about China's foreign policy.' Yong Deng, U.S. Naval Academy, USA 'This wide-ranging collection of essays on Chinese foreign policy, written by the experts in the field from both inside and outside China, makes an important contribution to the current literature. This book deserves a careful reading by all scholars and policy makers interested in Chinese foreign policy. It also offers an important, comprehensive, and essential reading for graduate and undergraduate courses in Chinese foreign policy.' Sujian Guo, San Francisco State University Center for U.S.-China Policy Studies, USA 'This is an ambitious study of China's foreign relations that brings together a collection of talented scholars, many with a Chinese heritage, who offer refreshingly different but informed perspectives into critical and sometimes original aspects of China's external interactions. This book helps to address some important gaps in the understanding of how China views and interprets the world.' Tai Ming Cheung, University of California San Diego, USA 'While this book is one of a series of substantial scholarly works devoted to different aspects of contemporary world affairs, it is the only one so far to study the policies of a single country. The editor's introduction puts the crucial questions in this regard: do we in the west actually know what China's view of the world is? And can she, with a quite different historical perspective, be expected to act in international affairs in the same way as a great western power would do?... The future of the world may turn on the answers to the questions posed in this important book, which may be recommended not only to western university students but to the makers of western foreign policy.' Reference Reviews 'The Ashgate Research Companion to Chinese Foreign Policy provides a timely contribution to a growing and very topical body of literature on China's international relations. In over 30 chapters written by a diverse range of contributors, the volume provides one of the most comprehensive overviews of Chinese foreign policy to have recently been published. ... This work seems especially valuable as an introduction to this vast field of studies.' Political Studies Review 'This voluminous companion provides a comprehensive overview of Chinese foreign policy and thereby helps to better understand both China's rise and the possible future trajectories of its international interactions. Emilian Kavalski and his contributors do a fine job introducing an interesting spectrum of topics, issues and relationships that define China's external affairs. ... this volume constitutes an excellent introduction to a variety of key foreign policy areas of contemporary China that deserve our attention. This is because, as Kavalski notes, regardless of whether China develops a cooperative or conflictual foreign policy stance, it will nevertheless have an important bearing on the patterns and practices of world politics. Beijing's external outlook is therefore bound to attract further public, policy and scholarly scrutiny and this volume helps to encourage these endeavours.' Europe-Asia Studies