This authoritative book provides a unique exploration of the complex and dynamic motivations behind Beijing's foreign policy. The authors focus on China's choices and calculations on issues such as the ruling Communist party-regime's interests, international status and image, nationalism, Taiwan, human rights, globalization, U.S. hegemony, international institutions, and the war on terrorism. Taken together, the chapters offer a comprehensive diagnosis of the emerging paradigms in Chinese foreign policy, illuminating especially China's struggle to engineer and manage its rise in light of the opportunities and perils inherent in the post-cold war and post-9/11 world.
Yong Deng is associate professor in the Department of Political Science at the U.S. Naval Academy. Fei-Ling Wang is associate professor at the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs at Georgia Institute of Technology.
Chapter 1 Introduction Chapter 2 Beijing's Incentive Structure: The Pursuit of Preservation, Prosperity, and Power Chapter 3 Better Than Power: "International Status" in Chinese Foreign Policy Chapter 4 National Image Building and Chinese Foreign Policy Chapter 5 Nationalism and Chinese Foreign Policy Chapter 6 Chinese Foreign Policy in the Age of Globalization Chapter 7 China's Multilateral Diplomacy in the New Millennium Chapter 8 China's U.S. Policies Chapter 9 The Evolution of Beijing's Policy toward Taiwan during the Reform Era Chapter 10 Democracy and Human Rights in Chinese Foreign Policy: Motivation and Behavior Chapter 11 Terrorism and Chinese Foreign Policy