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China’s Foreign Aid and Investment Diplomacy, Volume I

Nature, Scope, and Origins

Authors: Copper, John F.

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Today, by many accounts, China is the world's foremost purveyor of foreign aid and foreign investment to developing countries. This is the product of China's miracle economic growth over a period of more than three decades, together with China's drive to become a major player in world affairs and accomplish this through economic rather than military means. This three-volume work is the first comprehensive study of China's aid and investment strategy to trace how it has evolved since Beijing launched its foreign aid diplomacy at the time of the founding of the People's Republic of China in 1949.

Volume I examines the definitions, origins, nature, and scope of foreign aid and investment by other countries. Using that background, John F. Copper then traces China's financial assistance to developing countries from the Mao period - when China gave meaningful foreign aid despite its own economic struggles - through the beginning of China's post-1978 economic boom and during subsequent decades of rapid economic growth. Copper shows that China has a more salient history in giving foreign assistance than any other country in the world; while China's objectives in giving foreign assistance have changed markedly over time, China has always been driven by efforts to realize its foreign policy objectives and expand China's external influence.

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John F. Copper is the Stanley J. Buckman Distinguished Professor of International Studies emeritus at Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee, USA. He is the author of more than thirty books on China, Taiwan, and Asian Affairs. Copper is listed in Who's Who in America, Who's Who in the World, Men of Achievement, Contemporary Authors, and The Annual Guide to Public Policy Experts. In 1997, he was recipient of the International Communications Award. He has spent fifteen years in Asia. China's Foreign Aid and Foreign Investment Diplomacy is the culmination of over four decades of work on this subject.

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“This three-volume work by John Copper provides a comprehensive and detailed examination of China’s foreign aid and investment diplomacy from the tribute trade to the present. … the volumes provide an invaluable source for scholars and students interested in the subject matter. The coverage is comprehensive and by providing a longer historical view they offer the reader a more nuanced understanding of contemporary ‘China’s rise’ and ‘new colonialism’ literature … . Each chapter is detailed, well researched, and well referenced.” (Paul Bowles, Pacific Affairs, Vol. 90 (2), June, 2017)

“The three volumes in this set of books provide an impressively comprehensive treatment of China’s foreign assistance strategy and programs since the PRC was founded in 1949 and make a strong argument that it now constitutes a growing threat to the United States. … These three volumes constitute a major work of scholarship which should be the standard treatment of the subject for years.” (Cal Clark, American Journal Of Chinese Studies, Vol. 17 (1), April, 2016)


Table of contents (4 chapters)

  • Introduction: The Nature and Scope of China’s Foreign Aid and Investment Diplomacy

    Copper, John F.

    Pages 1-41

  • China’s Worldview and Its Foreign Aid and Investment Diplomacy

    Copper, John F.

    Pages 43-81

  • China’s Economy and Its Foreign Aid and Investment Diplomacy

    Copper, John F.

    Pages 83-122

  • China’s Foreign Policy Goals and Its Foreign Aid and Investment Diplomacy

    Copper, John F.

    Pages 123-167

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
China’s Foreign Aid and Investment Diplomacy, Volume I
Book Subtitle
Nature, Scope, and Origins
Authors
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-53273-2
DOI
10.1057/9781137532732
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-55181-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 283
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