♠ Posted by Emmanuel at 6/18/2012 12:16:00 PMAs usual, I am somewhat late with the publications generated by our very own LSE IDEAS, but let me rectify that here since there should be something for everyone with an interest in Chinese geopolitics. Drawing upon our own not-insubstantial in-house expertise--our Co-Director Arne Westad is fluent in Mandarin--and our expanding Rolodex of contributors, we have a fine selection here.
Jonathan Fenby should be familiar as an old China hand among journalists, and he puts the question of whether China has a foreign policy at all given how, as I like to repeat, the Communist Party is hardly a monolithic entity given its competing interests. (Witness the downfall of Bo Xilai, for example.) Shaun Breslin over at Warwick University meanwhile is one of the leading British academic scholars studying China from an IPE perspective, and his contribution documents China's worldwide resource grab to fuel its mighty manufacturing machine.
Once more, the individial PDFs are available from our website, although a print copy will cost you £7.50 to purchase from the university bookstore (including shipping and handling). Happy reading!
Nicholas Kitchen, Editor, IDEAS Reports
China’s International Future
Odd Arne Westad
Does China have a Foreign Policy? Domestic Pressures and China’s Strategy
Access: China’s Resource Foreign Policy
China as a Trading Superpower
Firms with Chinese Characteristics: The Role of Companies in Chinese Foreign Policy
Jie (Cherry) Yu
China’s Strategy towards the Financial Crisis and Economic Reform
China’s Approach to US debt and the Eurozone crisis
What Power Shift to China?
Guy de Jonquières