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China’s Grand Strategy

Contradictory Foreign Policy?


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiii
  2. Lukas K. Danner
    Pages 1-10
  3. Lukas K. Danner
    Pages 27-49
  4. Lukas K. Danner
    Pages 51-97
  5. Lukas K. Danner
    Pages 99-149
  6. Lukas K. Danner
    Pages 151-191
  7. Lukas K. Danner
    Pages 193-202
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 203-207

About this book


This book describes the main contradictions in China’s actions on the world stage—peaceful vs. assertive—through a culturally informed framework that takes into account China’s historical memory and political culture. The author analyzes nine cases, including the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), as examples that show both China’s commitment to peace and development in the region, as well as its concerted effort to introduce alternative institutions on the global stage that could challenge the hegemony of the West and Western values.

Lukas K. Danner is Research Associate and Lecturer at Florida International University, USA.


China Grand strategy Developing countries Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank Human rights Historical memory Political culture Peaceful development

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Florida International UniversityMiami, FLUSA

About the authors

Lukas K. Danner is Research Associate and Lecturer at Florida International University, USA.

Bibliographic information


“China’s Grand Strategy is a reliable source for scholars and possibly laymen to understand the foreign policy decisions and future directions of China.” (Journal of Asian Security and International Affairs, Vol. 7 (1), 2020)