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The Resource China's search for security, Andrew J. Nathan, Andrew Scobell

China's search for security, Andrew J. Nathan, Andrew Scobell

Label
China's search for security
Title
China's search for security
Statement of responsibility
Andrew J. Nathan, Andrew Scobell
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Despite its impressive size and population, economic vitality, and drive to upgrade its military, China remains a vulnerable nation surrounded by powerful rivals and potential foes. Understanding China's foreign policy means fully appreciating these geostrategic challenges, which persist even as the country gains increasing influence over its neighbors. Andrew J. Nathan and Andrew Scobell analyze China's security concerns on four fronts: at home, with its immediate neighbors, in surrounding regional systems, and in the world beyond Asia. By illuminating the issues driving Chinese policy, they offer a new perspective on the country's rise and a strategy for balancing Chinese and American interests in Asia
  • Though rooted in the present, Nathan and Scobell's study makes ample use of the past, reaching back into history to illuminate the people and institutions shaping Chinese strategy today. They also examine Chinese views of the United States; explain why China is so concerned about Japan; and uncover China's interests in such problematic countries as North Korea, Iran, and the Sudan. The authors probe recent troubles in Tibet and Xinjiang and explore their links to forces beyond China's borders. They consider the tactics deployed by mainland China and Taiwan, as Taiwan seeks to maintain autonomy in the face of Chinese advances toward unification. They evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of China's three main power resources--economic power, military power, and soft power
  • The authors conclude with recommendations for the United States as it seeks to manage China's rise. Chinese policymakers understand that their nation's prosperity, stability, and security depend on cooperation with the United States. If handled wisely, the authors believe, relations between the two countries can produce mutually beneficial outcomes for both Asia and the world."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Nathan, Andrew J.
Dewey number
355/.033551
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
LC call number
JZ1734
LC item number
.N37 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Scobell, Andrew
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • National security
  • China
Label
China's search for security, Andrew J. Nathan, Andrew Scobell
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Part I. Interest and identity in Chinese foreign policy: what drives Chinese foreign policy?; who runs Chinese foreign policy? -- Part II. Security challenges and strategies: China's Russia policy during the Cold War and after; deciphering the U.S. threat; the Northeast Asia regional system; China's other neighbors: the Asia-Pacific; China in the fourth ring -- Part III. Holding together: territorial integrity and foreign policy: problems of stateness: Tibet, Xinjiang, Hong Kong, and Taiwan; Taiwan's democratic transition and China's response -- Part IV. Instruments of power: dilemmas of opening; military modernization: from people's war to power projection; soft power and human rights in Chinese foreign policy -- Part V. Conclusion: threat or equilibrium?
Control code
780398264
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxiii, 406 pages
Isbn
9780231511643
Lccn
2012009156
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
maps
System control number
(OCoLC)780398264
Label
China's search for security, Andrew J. Nathan, Andrew Scobell
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Part I. Interest and identity in Chinese foreign policy: what drives Chinese foreign policy?; who runs Chinese foreign policy? -- Part II. Security challenges and strategies: China's Russia policy during the Cold War and after; deciphering the U.S. threat; the Northeast Asia regional system; China's other neighbors: the Asia-Pacific; China in the fourth ring -- Part III. Holding together: territorial integrity and foreign policy: problems of stateness: Tibet, Xinjiang, Hong Kong, and Taiwan; Taiwan's democratic transition and China's response -- Part IV. Instruments of power: dilemmas of opening; military modernization: from people's war to power projection; soft power and human rights in Chinese foreign policy -- Part V. Conclusion: threat or equilibrium?
Control code
780398264
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxiii, 406 pages
Isbn
9780231511643
Lccn
2012009156
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
maps
System control number
(OCoLC)780398264

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