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China Risen?

Studying Chinese Global Power

By Shaun Breslin

Published

Feb 18, 2021

Page count

316 pages

Series

Bristol Studies in East Asian International Relations

ISBN

978-1529215816

Dimensions

234 x 156 mm

Imprint

Bristol University Press

Published

Feb 18, 2021

Page count

316 pages

Series

Bristol Studies in East Asian International Relations

ISBN

978-1529215809

Dimensions

234 x 156 mm

Imprint

Bristol University Press

Published

Feb 18, 2021

Page count

316 pages

Series

Bristol Studies in East Asian International Relations

ISBN

978-1529215823

Dimensions

234 x 156 mm

Imprint

Bristol University Press

Published

Feb 18, 2021

Page count

316 pages

Series

Bristol Studies in East Asian International Relations

ISBN

978-1529215823

Dimensions

234 x 156 mm

Imprint

Bristol University Press
China Risen?

This major new study examines the nature of Chinese power and its impact on the international order.

Drawing on an extensive range of Chinese-language debates and discussions, the book explains the roles of different actors and interests in Chinese international interactions, and how they influence the nature of Chinese strategies for global change.

It also gives a unique perspective on how assessments of the consequences of China’s rise are formed, and how and why these understandings change. Providing an important challenge to scholars and policy makers who seek to engage with China, the book demonstrates just how far starting assumptions can influence the questions asked, evidence sought and conclusions reached.

"This nuanced and impressive analysis, steeped in Chinese discourse and debates, uncovers the deep complexities associated with transition into a world order where China has become a major determining factor.” Rosemary Foot, University of Oxford

“Shaun Breslin introduces a bold new paradigm to China studies: China risen. No longer the rise of China, but China now fully recognized as a great power, ready and able to make its own distinctive contributions to the world. Yet this is in many ways also a cautionary book. China is great, but not yet a ‘superpower’, and whether it continues to rise remains to be seen.” Lowell Dittmer, University of California, Berkeley

Shaun Breslin is Professor of Politics and International Studies at the University of Warwick.

Introduction

Studying China’s Rise

Interest, Actors and Intent: Studying the Global by Understanding the Domestic

Chinese (Grand) Strategies for (Global) Change

Markets, Technology and Finance: Turning Resources into Power

Ideas, Voice and Attraction

Normative Power? China Solutions for the World

Conclusion