Books

June 1, 2010

Environmental Protection Policy and Experience in the U.S. and China’s Western Regions

Author: Edited by Sujian Guo, Joel J. Kassiola and Jijiao Zhang
Publisher: Lexington Books
Publication Date: Tue, 2010-06-01

China is a multiethnic country with vast territory, a land of diverse ecosystems. With the drive for industrialization in China and the implementation of 'western grand development' strategy in western regions, both governments and people face great challenges in environmental protection and sustainable use of biodiversity resources as a result of growing interaction between human activities and natural environment.

May 1, 2010

Multidimensional Diplomacy of Contemporary China

Author: Edited by Simon Shen and Jean-Marc F. Blanchard
Publisher: Lexington Books
Publication Date: Sat, 2010-05-01

Since the end of the Cold War, the new Chinese leadership generation has had to promulgate new guiding principles for handling global diplomacy which acknowledges China's new position. Given the dramatic changes in the international system and its domestic economic success for the growing "China's rise" idea on the global stage, China in the 21st century faces a mixture of old and new challenges, including terrorism, hegemonism, and authoritarianism.

April 1, 2010

Dancing with the Dragon: China’s Emergence in the Developing World

Author: Edited by Dennis Hickey and Baogang Guo
Publisher: Lexington Books
Publication Date: Thu, 2010-04-01

For the past several decades, China has been transforming itself from an isolated and backward agrarian society into an economic superpower with global interests and responsibilities. Over 300 million Chinese have been lifted out of poverty and China now enjoys the fastest growing and third largest economy on earth. Not surprisingly, numerous changes in China's foreign relations have accompanied the astounding transformations in the country's domestic politics and society.

March 1, 2010

Online Chinese Nationalism and China’s Bilateral Relations

Author: Edited by Simon Shen and Shaun Breslin
Publisher: Lexington Books
Publication Date: Mon, 2010-03-01

Many questions arise when considering the internet and Chinese nationalism. Which are the most important internet sites carrying online discussion of nationalism related to the author's particular area of study? What are the differences between online nationalism and the conventional form of nationalism, and why do these differences exist? Has nationalist online expression influenced actual foreign policy making? Has nationalist online expression influenced discourse in the mainstream mass media in China? Have there been any counter reactions towards online nationalism? Where do they come from? Online Chinese Nationalism and China's Bilateral Relations seeks to address these questions. List of Contributors Shaun Breslin; Winnie King; Chun-wing Lee; Kai-chi Leung; Shih-diing Liu; Yaling Pan; James Reilly; Simon Shen; Sow Keat Tok; Benson Wai-kwok Wong; Chun Zhang About the Editors Simon Shen is associate professor in the Department of Social Science at the Hong Kong Institute of Education. Shaun Breslin is professor in the Department of Politics and International Studies at the University of Warwick.

December 11, 2009

China’s ‘Peaceful Rise’ in the 21st Century

Author: Edited by Sujian Guo
Publisher: Ashgate
Publication Date: Fri, 2009-12-11

China's rapid development has attracted worldwide attention in recent years. The implications of China's rise, from its expanding influence and military muscle to its growing demand for energy supplies, are heatedly debated in the international community. Jintao's officially proposed concept of 'peaceful development' has become the underlying principle behind Chinese foreign policy under the fourth generation leadership. However, is 'peaceful development' possible in the broad context of domestic and international development?