Journals Higher Education



Published: 28 October 2016

416 Pages | 40 graphs, 2 maps, 35 tables

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9781526104793

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China's Peaceful Rise

Perceptions, Policy and Misperceptions

First Edition

Christopher Herrick and Zheya Gai
Surain Subramaniam

Published by Manchester University Press

  • Provides analyses of China's relations with a wide range of countries, including the US, India, Japan and Russia and regions, such as the EU, Africa and Southeast Asia, and international organizations
  • Explores the degree to which perceptions and misperceptions, regarding China's increasingly assertive security relations, dominant international economic profile and role in international governance will hurt its prospects for peaceful development
  • Argues that a constructivist perspective may be a better analytic framework than realism or liberalism for exploring China's prospects to achieve a peaceful rise/development
  • Addresses the critical issue of the South and East China Seas disputes within the context of China's relations with a number of countries and regions
  • Argues that the prospects for China to make a successful rise to great power are neither as bleak as some realists have portrayed nor as certain as the Chinese government would like to believe