Chinese Perspectives on International Relations

A Framework for Analysis

  • GeraldĀ Chan

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Theoretical Assumptions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Gerald Chan
      Pages 2-11
    3. Gerald Chan
      Pages 12-26
  3. The Bases

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 27-27
    2. Gerald Chan
      Pages 28-46
    3. Gerald Chan
      Pages 47-54
    4. Gerald Chan
      Pages 55-63
  4. Chinese Perspectives

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 73-73
    2. Gerald Chan
      Pages 74-93
    3. Gerald Chan
      Pages 115-136
  5. Conclusion

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 137-138
    2. Gerald Chan
      Pages 162-178
  6. Postscript Theorising Chinese Perspectives: Periphery as Centre

  7. Back Matter
    Pages 182-201

About this book


Based on primary sources and field research, this book is the first of its kind to probe into the Chinese mind set to see how they perceive international relations. It analyses the factors of power, Marxism, culture, and modernisation that shape the Chinese thinking on IR. It explores the Chinese understanding of the state and interstate relations, discusses the merits of an 'IR theory with Chinese characteristics', and assesses the problems and prospects of the development of international studies in China.


China culture development Field Research interaction international relations interview Marx marxism mind research state

Authors and affiliations

  • GeraldĀ Chan
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Political Science and International RelationsVictoria University of WellingtonNew Zealand

Bibliographic information