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China’s Grand Strategy

Contradictory Foreign Policy?

Authors: Danner, Lukas K.

  • Describes the empirical contradictory actions China has been displaying in its grand strategy manifestations in recent years
  • Adds nuance to the theory of grand strategy concerning future applications on deviant cases or non-European great-powers by employing a culture-specific framework
  • Enables a better and more holistic understanding, especially for Western audiences, of current Chinese grand strategy and its future direction
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About this book

This book describes the main contradictions in China’s actions on the world stage—peaceful vs. assertive—through a culturally informed framework that takes into account China’s historical memory and political culture. The author analyzes nine cases, including the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), as examples that show both China’s commitment to peace and development in the region, as well as its concerted effort to introduce alternative institutions on the global stage that could challenge the hegemony of the West and Western values.

About the authors

Lukas K. Danner is Research Associate and Lecturer at Florida International University, USA.

Reviews

“With China’s amazing rise, the question of China’s grand strategy has preoccupied many minds. Based on an understanding of ancient as well as contemporary history, Professor Lukas Danner argues that China indeed has a grand strategy that is organized by the pursuit not of power but ‘honor.’ Its preferred means to achieve its historically accustomed position of preeminent honor is ‘peaceful development.’ Yet it is prepared, under specific circumstances that Danner carefully explicates, to diverge from that path to the employment of more ‘assertive’ tactics. An enlightening text for graduate or undergraduate students or for any intelligent lay reader.” (Lowell Dittmer, Professor of Political Science & Editor, Asian Survey, University of California, Berkeley, USA)

“China’s Grand Strategy is a timely and valuable addition to an increasingly critical body of literature … Danner’s scholarship offers a welcomed and much needed balance that can both appreciate the nuances of China’s multifaceted policy trajectories, and provide an alternative analytical framework to transcend the otherwise often self-fulfilling prophecy of the Thucydides trap.” (Brett McCormick, Associate Professor, University of New Haven, USA)

“In his innovative, culturally based study of China’s foreign policy, Lukas Danner ... convincingly unpacks the ‘black box’ of Chinese foreign policy for Asian specialists, policymakers, and the interested public alike. Highly recommended for everyone who wishes to understand the international strategy of America’s chief rival.” (Joel S. Fetzer, Frank R. Seaver Professor of Social Science, Pepperdine University, USA)

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eBook $99.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-65777-6
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Hardcover $129.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-65776-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
China’s Grand Strategy
Book Subtitle
Contradictory Foreign Policy?
Authors
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-65777-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-65777-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-65776-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIII, 207
Number of Illustrations
2 illustrations in colour
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