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Critical Studies of the Asia-Pacific

Managing China's Sovereignty in Hong Kong and Taiwan

Authors: Tok, S.

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Is China always defensive about its sovereignty issues? Does China see sovereignty essentially as 'absolute,' 'Victorian,' or 'Westphalian?' Sow Keat Tok suggests that Beijing has a more nuanced and flexible policy towards 'sovereignty' than previously assumed. By comparing China's changing policy towards Taiwan and Hong Kong, the author relates the role of previous conceptions of the world order in China's conception of modern 'sovereignty', thereby uncovers Beijing's deepest concern when dealing with its sovereignty issues.

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Sow Keat Tok is lecturer at the Asia Institute, The University of Melbourne, Australia. He previously worked at the Centre for the Study of Globalisation and Regionalisation (CSGR) and the Department of Politics and International Studies (PAIS) in University of Warwick, UK, the China Policy Institute, University of Nottingham, UK, and East Asian Institute, National University of Singapore.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)
  • Introduction: Renegotiating China’s Sovereignty in Contemporary Politics

    Pages 1-22

    Tok, Sow Keat

  • China and the Concept of Sovereignty

    Pages 23-48

    Tok, Sow Keat

  • Walking the Walk and Talking the Talk: Sovereignty in China’s Academia

    Pages 49-74

    Tok, Sow Keat

  • Imagining One Sovereign: Sovereignty in China’s Political Discourse

    Pages 75-106

    Tok, Sow Keat

  • Accommodating Two Governances under One Sovereignty: The HKSAR’s Domestic Spheres and International Space

    Pages 107-128

    Tok, Sow Keat

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Managing China's Sovereignty in Hong Kong and Taiwan
Authors
Series Title
Critical Studies of the Asia-Pacific
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-26384-1
DOI
10.1057/9781137263841
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-26383-4
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-44279-9
Series ISSN
2662-222X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 225
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