Historical Dictionary of Chinese Foreign Policy by Robert G. SutterHistorical Dictionary of Chinese Foreign Policy by Robert G. Sutter

Historical Dictionary of Chinese Foreign Policy

byRobert G. Sutter

Hardcover | May 5, 2011

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The foreign relations of the People's Republic of China have gone through dramatic change since 1949. The strong-man rule of Mao Zedong and the Chinese Communist Party leader's dominance of Chinese foreign policy decision making for three decades witnessed dramatic swings in alignment, repeated and strong commitments to revolutionary goals and ideals, and spasms of destructive mass campaigns within China that spilled over to impact Chinese foreign relations. Contrastingly, as China emerged in the 21st century as an economic and military power second only to the United States, the new generations of Chinese leaders followed collaborative and consultative patterns of foreign policy making at home and abroad, seeking to sustain into the coming decades the generally favorable recent international circumstances seen as providing a prolonged period of "strategic opportunity" for China's economic and broader national development. Historical Dictionary of Chinese Foreign Policy covers the more than 60 years of the foreign policy of the People's Republic of China. It provides reliable and comprehensive information and assessments about the major actors, developments, and other aspects of the foreign policy and foreign relations of the People's Republic of China. This is done through a chronology, an introductory essay, and over 500 cross-referenced dictionary entries dealing with important individuals, events, and other aspects of the foreign policy of this important country. It is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about Chinese foreign policy.
Robert G. Sutter was an analyst of Asian and Pacific affairs and American foreign policy for the U.S. government for thirty years. He is now Professor of Practice of International Affairs, Elliott School of International Affairs, George Washington University.
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Title:Historical Dictionary of Chinese Foreign PolicyFormat:HardcoverDimensions:352 pages, 9.49 × 6.47 × 1.07 inPublished:May 5, 2011Publisher:Scarecrow PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0810868601

ISBN - 13:9780810868601

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Among all the nations of the world, China possesses the greatest population, the largest armed forces, and (for the present) the second-largest economy. These facts alone would be enough to oblige all students of international affairs to take an interest in China, and therefore to justify many libraries in purchasing this informative dictionary.