Ye Zicheng, Guoli Liu and Steven I. Levine

in Inside China’s Grand Strategy

Published by University Press of Kentucky

Published in print December 2010 | ISBN: 9780813126456
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780813135465 | DOI:

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An examination of China's national renascence requires that one looks at its pursuit of its goal from a historical perspective, namely, that of recovering the great power position and influence that China once enjoyed in the East Asian region. The objective is to attain a position and wield influence in international society commensurate with its historic culture, population, size, economy, and comprehensive national strength. This, however, is not enough. The real question is what sort of great power should China become now that it has become a modernized and powerful state in a globalized world? This chapter presents thoughts regarding this subject. The discussion recognizes that the content of Inside China's Grand Strategy needs to be supplemented and that further study of the questions it addresses is in order.

Keywords: China; world power; globalization; national renascence; East Asia

Chapter.  2975 words. 

Subjects: International Relations

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