Global China: Internal and External Reaches

Pak Nung Wong, Joseph Yu Shek Cheng

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After two decades since the disintegration of Soviet Union in 1991, the largest and the most populist socialist state — the People's Republic of China — does not only manage to stay intact, but has also emerged as the second largest economy in the world. Moreover, its political, diplomatic, military and cultural reaches have been extended to various parts of the world. There have been many factual and fictional discussions and debates in the public domains, on China's apparent rise either as a threat or an opportunity. This book will take on these discussions and debates to provide theory-informed empirical studies regarding a few research questions:

How does the People's Republic of China manage to rise and achieve global reaches?
How can we effectively conceptualize China's global reaches?
What internal and external strategic and security measures have Chinese state adopted in order to maintain such vast and far-reaching constellations of domestic-external nexuses?

We consider that the idea and concept of “Global China” is perhaps the most viable analytical instrument to capture such increasingly complex phenomena in association with the rise of China.

Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationSingapore
PublisherWorld Scientific
Number of pages412
ISBN (Print)9789814596725
Publication statusPublished - May 2015

Publication series

NameStatecraft amd Gepopolitics in/beyond East Asia


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