China and the Concept of Sovereignty
This book argues that China’s sovereignty, as viewed through Beijing’s lens, is filtered through its historical and political experiences. In this view, the de facto component (right of governance) is effectively detached from the concept. This approach flexibly accommodates a different mix of de facto rights according to specific context and issue. This view is maintained so long as the idea that a single sovereignty resides in Beijing is not fundamentally challenged.
KeywordsConceptual Change World Order Dominant Culture Sovereign State Chinese Thinking
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