© 2008

China’s “New” Diplomacy

Tactical or Fundamental Change?

  • Pauline Kerr
  • Stuart Harris
  • Yaqing Qin

Part of the Palgrave Series in Asian Governance book series (PSAG)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Introduction

  3. Strategic Factors

  4. Domestic Factors

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 107-107
    2. Yongjin Zhang
      Pages 131-149
  5. Particular Features of China’s “Nev” Diplomacy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 151-151
    2. Brendan Taylor
      Pages 195-210
    3. Stuart Harris
      Pages 211-228
    4. Pauline Kerr, Stuart Harris, Yaqing Qin
      Pages 229-247
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 249-298

About this book


Bringing together Chinese and Western scholars of diplomacy, this book highlights the view that China's 'new' diplomacy is an instrument of foreign policy, a socialising process that fosters both positive and negative change and an important indicator of China's future role.


Diplomacy foreign policy interdependence

Editors and affiliations

  • Pauline Kerr
    • 1
  • Stuart Harris
    • 2
  • Yaqing Qin
    • 3
  1. 1.Asia-Pacific College of Diplomacy (APCD)The Australian National University (ANU)CanberraAustralia
  2. 2.Department of International RelationsUniversity of Sydney, ANUCanberraAustralia
  3. 3.China Foreign Affairs UniversityBeijingChina

About the editors

PAULINE KERR PhD (Australian National University) is Fellow and Director of Studies at the Asia-Pacific College of Diplomacy (APCD) at the Australian National University.

STUART HARRIS, BEc (Sydney) and PhD (The Australian National University), is Professor in the Department of International Relations at the Australian National University.

QIN YAQING, PhD (Missouri-Columbia) is Executive Vice President and Professor of International Studies at the China Foreign Affairs University (CFAU), Vice-President of the China National Association for International Studies, and Executive Deputy Director of the East Asian Studies Center of CFAU.

Bibliographic information


"The careful observation and in-depth analysis in this volume is of great help for people to understand the relationship between China and the world as well as China s diplomacy since its reform and opening up." - Li Zhaoqing, former Chinese foreign minister

"This outstanding collection of essays, written by prominent scholars of China, Australia, and other countries, addresses the new diplomacy of China in recent years, discussing in a most comprehensive way the domestic and international factors that have helped shape China s diplomatic strategy and practices. China s New Diplomacy, with its excellent scholarship that is insightful, informative and well-balanced, is essential reading for anyone interested in China s foreign policy and diplomacy." - Wu Jianmin, former Chinese ambassador to France and the Netherlands