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Peaceful Development Path in China


Part of the China Insights book series (CHINAIN)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxix
  2. Yuyan Zhang, Weijiang Feng
    Pages 1-26
  3. Yuyan Zhang, Weijiang Feng
    Pages 27-56
  4. Yuyan Zhang, Weijiang Feng
    Pages 87-115
  5. Yuyan Zhang, Weijiang Feng
    Pages 117-169
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 171-185

About this book


This book clarifies the misconceptions and misinterpretations of the Chinese Path through historical and market logic. The author begins with a historical review of Chinese institutions from their cultural origins to their modern connotations: Chinese regard unity over individualism; Chinese are more cooperative, intrapersonal and defensive than competitive, invasive and expansive. The market economy is another factor that emphasizes the importance of a peaceful environment and stable system of international institutions so as to achieve sustainable development in China. In closing, the author provides an outlook on the role and responsibility of China as a great power towards developed countries, neighbors, new economic groups and developing countries. China’s development means much to the world.


China’s economic development Chinese path Contemporary China Economic policies in China Peaceful development environment

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of World Economics and PoliticsChinese Academy of Social ScienceBeijingChina
  2. 2.Institute of World Economics and PoliticsChinese Academy of Social SciencesBeijingChina

About the authors

Yuyan Zhang, famous economist in Contemporary China, director of the Institute of World Economy and Politics, CASS, senior researcher, doctoral supervisor, president of World Economics Society, Ministry of Foreign Affairs Policy Advisory Committee member, Chinese Foreign Affairs Committee member. In 1997, Zhang served as consul in Chinese General Consulate in New York. Zhang graduated from Peking University as PhD. Zhang’s research fields include: international political economics, institutional economics, etc. The representative works are Economic Development and Institution Choice, Globalization and China Development, International Economical Politics and Economics on Keyboard, etc. 

Weijiang Feng, senior research fellow and director of the Department of International Political Economy, IWER, CASS, and Master’s supervisor of the Graduate School of CASS. His main research interests include IPE theory and international economic cooperation.

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“The book is well organized and well-researched. … Peaceful Development Path in China will be of interest to researchers and Sinologists interested in knowing about contemporary China – a country with a unique development model.” (Behzad Abdollahpour, Asian Affairs, Vol. 51 (1), March, 2020)