China & the Developing World: Beijing's Strategy for the 21st Century
A presentation by Joshua Eisenman (Department of Political Science); Discussant: R. Bin Wong (Department of History)
Tuesday, May 15, 2007
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
11377 Bunche Hall
Joshua Eisenman, coeditor with Eric Heginbotham and Derek Mitchell of a just-published volume, China and the Developing World (M.E. Sharpe, 2007), will discuss China's relationship with the developing world, a fundamental part of China's larger foreign policy strategy. Sweeping changes both within and outside China and the transformation of geopolitics since the end of the Cold War have prompted Beijing to reevaluate its strategies and objectives with regard to emerging nations. The result has been policies and programs that have profound implications for China's future and indeed the future of the entire globe.
Concerning China and the Developing World, Richard Baum, Professor of Political Science, has said: "In an era of global concern over China's newfound national potency, precious litte attention has been paid to Beijing's rapidly changing relationship with the developing world. This timely new volume helps to fill that void. Bringing together contributions from nine experts, the book documents China's growing use of 'soft power' to win friends in key emerging regions of South and Southeast Asia, Africa, the Middle East, and Latin America. Expertly edited, the volume offers important insights into the shifting interregional dynamics of China's search for global 'peace and security.'"
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