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China’s Foreign Aid and Investment Diplomacy, Volume II

History and Practice in Asia, 1950-Present

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 II provides an analysis of China's foreign aid and investment to countries and regional organizations on the Asian continent, covering all of its major sub-regions, during the period from 1950 to the present day. Copper considers motivating factors such as the Korean War, the Vietnam War, and China's desire to challenge the West and later the Soviet Union. Also important to China and driving its aid and investment was China's pursuit of Communist Bloc solidarity, a search for secure borders, and competition with India for influence in the Third World. Securing its imports of energy and raw materials and markets for is products came later. Marginalizing Taiwan and defeating it diplomatically constituted another goal of China's foreign aid and foreign investment analyzed here.

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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 Expert s. 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)


Table of contents (4 chapters)

  • China’s Foreign Aid and Investment Diplomacy in Southeast Asia

    Copper, John F.

    Pages 1-47

  • China’s Foreign Aid and Investment Diplomacy in South Asia

    Copper, John F.

    Pages 49-91

  • China’s Foreign Aid and Investment Diplomacy in Northeast and Central Asia

    Copper, John F.

    Pages 93-139

  • Using Aid and Investment Diplomacy to Isolate Taiwan

    Copper, John F.

    Pages 141-169

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Bibliographic Information
Book Title
China’s Foreign Aid and Investment Diplomacy, Volume II
Book Subtitle
History and Practice in Asia, 1950-Present
Authors
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-53272-5
DOI
10.1057/9781137532725
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-55182-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 275
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