China’s Maritime Rise as a Historical Trend

  • Zhiguo KongEmail author
Part of the Research Series on the Chinese Dream and China’s Development Path book series (RSCDCDP)


Is China a maritime state? Will it become a great maritime power? For this increasingly influential country that is about to overtake the US as the world’s largest economy, is the vast expanse of water a springboard or a short board? Opportunities or risks? Should there come a day when China replaces the US as the greatest maritime power? How would its rise differ from the power shift from Portugal, to Spain, to Holland, to Britain, and finally to the US in the previous centuries?


Foreign Direct Investment Foreign Trade Qing Dynasty Ming Dynasty Tertiary Industry 
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© Springer Science+Business Media Singapore and Social Sciences Academic Press 2017

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Beijing Energy Development Research CenterNorth China Electric Power UniversityBeijingChina

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