Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-lii
  2. Honghua Men
    Pages 29-75
  3. Honghua Men
    Pages 175-201
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 203-243

About this book


This book aims to build the ideal model of China's grand strategy framework, which is based on three key variables: national power, strategic concept and international institution. Taking the rise of China as an opportunity, this book adopts the assessment of national strategic resources as the beginning, focuses on the evaluation of strategic capability, the choice of strategic orientation, the establishment of strategic objectives, the planning of strategic content and the implementation of strategic means. Further, following this main line, this book establishes a China's grand strategy framework based on active participation and integration-transformation-shaping process. This book emphasizes that to achieve the goals of China's grand strategy; China should uphold this strategic attitude: It should not be seduced by praise and should not be made aggressive by criticism. It should learn to be glorious but remain humble, maintain a wealthy, influential but modest position by restraint. 
This book can be regarded as the essence of the author's 20 years long-term focus and research on the China's grand strategy. The author's postdoctoral tutor Professor Hu Angang’s comment of this book can hit the nail on the head: "This book is a pioneering theoretical study of China's great strategic research and makes a significant contribution to this research field. The basic arguments of this book have been submitted through various approaches to decision-making references or published in academic papers, and have received numerous positive responses and resonance. In my opinion, the basic ideas and important findings of this book will provide imperative reference to long-term strategy decision-making process. In addition, the fundamental theory and analysis method of the book will have an important influence in both domestic and international academic field."


China's Grand Strategy Strategic Research Rising China China and the World China's national power

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Tongji UniversityShanghaiChina

About the authors

Professor Men Honghua, Ph.D. of Peking University (2001), serves as Distinguished University Professor, Dean of School of Political Sciences & International Relations, President of Tongji Institute for China & World Studies, Tongji University, Director of Tongji Base for Research on International Governance of Cyberspace under the Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC) and the Ministry of Education (MOE), and member of the Steering Committee on Professional Teaching of Political Science in Higher Education under MOE.
Prof. Men was Senior Visiting Scholar at Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in 2003, Japan Center for Economic Research from 2006 to 2007, Eisenhower Fellowships in 2011, University of Oxford from 2013 to 2014, and University of Tokyo in 2015.
Professor Men’s publications include 10 monographs, 49 edited or co-authored books, 4 textbooks, 16 translated books. He has published over 150 academic papers in professional journals such as Social Sciences in China.

Bibliographic information


“This book would be useful for scholars who study about Chinese foreign policies, especially on comprehending the discrepancy of strategic mindset between China and the western world.” (Edward Sing Yue Chan, Global Change, Peace & Security, August 2, 2020)