China Across the Divide: The Domestic and Global in Politics and Society

Paperback | July 5, 2013

EditorRosemary Foot

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Understanding China's world role has become one of the crucial intellectual challenges of the 21st Century. This book explores this topic through the adoption of three conceptual approaches that help to uncover some of the key complex and simultaneous interactions between the global anddomestic forces that determine China's external behavior. A central assumption of this study is that it is unhelpful to treat the global and domestic levels as separate categories of analysis and that the study of China can be enriched by a recognition of the interpenetrated nature of the domesticand international spheres. The first section of the book concentrates on the role of ideas. It examines Chinese conceptions, at both the elite and mass levels, of the country's status and role in global politics, and how these conceptions can influence and frame policies. The second section provides evidence of Chinesesocietal involvement in transnational processes that are simultaneously transforming China as well as other parts of the world, often in unintended ways. The third section assesses the impact of globalization on China in issue areas that are central to global order, and outlines the domesticresponses - from resistance to embrace - that it generates. This study adopts a multidisciplinary approach involving scholars in International Relations, History, Social Anthropology, and Area Studies. It offers a sophisticated understanding of Chinese thought and behavior and illustrates the impactthat China's re-emergence is having on 21st Century global order.

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Understanding China's world role has become one of the crucial intellectual challenges of the 21st Century. This book explores this topic through the adoption of three conceptual approaches that help to uncover some of the key complex and simultaneous interactions between the global anddomestic forces that determine China's external be...

Rosemary Foot is Professor of International Relations and John Swire Senior Research Fellow in the International Relations of East Asia at St Antony's College, University of August. She is author of several books; the latest (co-authored with Dr Andrew Walter) is entitled China, the United States, and Global Order.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 9.25 × 6.12 × 0.68 inPublished:July 5, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199919887

ISBN - 13:9780199919888

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List of FiguresAcknowledgementsAbout the ContributorsAcronymsRosemary Foot: IntroductionPart One: Ideational Debates1. William A. Callahan: China's Harmonious World and Post-Western World Orders: Official and Citizen Intellectual Perspectives2. Feng Zhang: Chinese Exceptionalism in the Intellectual World of China's Foreign Policy3. Robert S. Ross: The Domestic Sources of China's "Assertive Diplomacy," 2009-2010: Nationalism and Chinese Foreign PolicyPart Two: Transnationalism4. Frank N. Pieke: Immigrant China5. Karl Gerth: Transnational Consumers: The Unintended Consequences of Extreme Markets in Contemporary ChinaPart Three: Globalization and Domestic Resistance6. Andrew Walter: Addressing global imbalances: domestic and global dynamics7. Gudrun Wacker: Norms Without Borders? Human Rights in China8. Joanna I. Lewis: China's Environmental Diplomacy: Climate Change, Domestic Politics and International EngagementIndex