Inside China's Grand Strategy
The Perspective from the People's Republic
Published by: The University Press of Kentucky
China's enormous size, vast population, abundant natural resources, robust economy, and modern military suggest that it will emerge as a great world power. Inside China's Grand Strategy: The Perspective from the People's Republic offers unique insights from a prominent Chinese scholar about the country's geopolitical ambitions and strategic thinking.
Ye Zicheng, professor of political science in the School of International Studies at Peking University, examines China's interactions with current world powers as well as its policies toward neighboring countries. Despite claims that repressive domestic policies and an economic slowdown are evidence that the country's efforts toward modernization will fail, Ye points to China's inclusion in the G-20 as an indicator of success. Ye compares China's global ascension, particularly its emphasis on peace, to the historical experiences of rising European superpowers, providing an insider look at a country poised to become an increasingly prominent international power.
""A comprehensive, balanced, judicious and well-argued Chinese analysis of China's place in the world." -- Barrett L. McCormick, author of What if China Doesn't Democratize? Implications for War and Peace" --
""It provides an invaluable guide to the thinking of one of the more important, rationalist voices on China's approach to grand strategy.... Speaks to some of the core issues confronting China's leaders today, and does so in a way that illuminates the 'strategic choices' which they are still making, both at home and abroad." -- China Journal" --
""Ye lays out Chinese views about the reasonableness and naturalness of China's return to great power status, thereby giving a good sense of the contents of contemporary Chinese nationalism: the quest to restore China's long lost but rightfully deserved position of great power among the nations of the world." -- John W. Garver, The China Quarterly" --