Environmental Protection Policy and Experience in the U.S. and China's Western Regions

Author: 
Edited by Sujian Guo, Joel J. Kassiola and Jijiao Zhang
Publisher: 
Lexington Books
Publication Date: 
Tue, 2010-06-01
Environmental Protection Policy and Experience in the U.S. and China's Western R

China is a multiethnic country with vast territory, a land of diverse ecosystems. With the drive for industrialization in China and the implementation of 'western grand development' strategy in western regions, both governments and people face great challenges in environmental protection and sustainable use of biodiversity resources as a result of growing interaction between human activities and natural environment. To meet the challenges, governments in these regions need to adopt a series of important policy measures, not only to reduce industrial emissions, but also to return farmland to forests and pasture to grasslands and to implement measures of ecological migration to reduce human activities in ecological conservation areas. In this regard, China must not only learn profound lessons from industrialized countries but also search for international cooperation. The United States provides some good comparative case studies on the environmental protection, grassroots environmental management, and conservation policies in western regions This book attempts to address key questions about Chinese and U.S. environmental policies by looking at historical development of environmental protection and current environmental policy in the western regions of the two countries.

Multidimensional Diplomacy of Contemporary China

Author: 
Edited by Simon Shen and Jean-Marc F. Blanchard
Publisher: 
Lexington Books
Publication Date: 
Sat, 2010-05-01
Multidimensional Diplomacy of Contemporary China

Since the end of the Cold War, the new Chinese leadership generation has had to promulgate new guiding principles for handling global diplomacy which acknowledges China's new position. Given the dramatic changes in the international system and its domestic economic success for the growing "China's rise" idea on the global stage, China in the 21st century faces a mixture of old and new challenges, including terrorism, hegemonism, and authoritarianism. While Deng Xiaooping combined Taoism, an ancient Chinese philosophy, into "Taoist diplomacy" in response to the hostile international position after the Tiananmen Incident, China's foreign policy keeps changing, and the multidimensional diplomacy adopted by China can be seen as a consistent theme in Chinese foreign policy in the 21st century.

Multidimensional Diplomacy of Contemporary China attempts to examine the origins, guiding principles and sequential outcomes of China's multidimensional diplomacy in the 21st century, working under the flag of "peaceful development," "harmonious international order," and "global responsibility." The contributions are grouped into three sections. The first discusses the theoretical foundations of multidimensional diplomacy. The second section turns the analytical focus to China's immediate neighbors in East Asia, and at last the book will go beyond the immediate neighborhood of China to the global community.

These essays explore China's dealings with the countries of Africa, the Gulf, and the South Pacific and provide other in-depth analyses on China's foreign policy towards Pakistan, Russia, and Japan. This book seeks to significantly shape the knowledge and thinking about China's global interactions in the 21st century.

Dancing with the Dragon: China's Emergence in the Developing World

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Edited by Dennis Hickey and Baogang Guo
Publisher: 
Lexington Books
Publication Date: 
Thu, 2010-04-01
Dancing with the Dragon: China's Emergence in the Developing World

For the past several decades, China has been transforming itself from an isolated and backward agrarian society into an economic superpower with global interests and responsibilities. Over 300 million Chinese have been lifted out of poverty and China now enjoys the fastest growing and third largest economy on earth. Not surprisingly, numerous changes in China's foreign relations have accompanied the astounding transformations in the country's domestic politics and society. Perhaps most surprising to some observers is Beijing's aggressive foray into the so-called developing world. This co-edited book focuses on China's increasing engagement with many of the less developed countries-particularly those in Africa, Latin America, Southeast Asia, Central Asia and the Middle East-and explores the current and future trends in Beijing's foreign relations. The old and hackneyed call for revolutionary struggle and world revolution has been consigned to the dustbin of history. In its place is a concrete pledge to construct a 'win-win' relationship with any country willing to deepen ties with Beijing. Dancing with the Dragon will help readers gain a greater understanding of China's foreign relations in this critical part of the global community.

Online Chinese Nationalism and China's Bilateral Relations

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Edited by Simon Shen and Shaun Breslin
Publisher: 
Lexington Books
Publication Date: 
Mon, 2010-03-01

Many questions arise when considering the internet and Chinese nationalism. Which are the most important internet sites carrying online discussion of nationalism related to the author's particular area of study? What are the differences between online nationalism and the conventional form of nationalism, and why do these differences exist? Has nationalist online expression influenced actual foreign policy making? Has nationalist online expression influenced discourse in the mainstream mass media in China? Have there been any counter reactions towards online nationalism? Where do they come from? Online Chinese Nationalism and China's Bilateral Relations seeks to address these questions. List of Contributors Shaun Breslin; Winnie King; Chun-wing Lee; Kai-chi Leung; Shih-diing Liu; Yaling Pan; James Reilly; Simon Shen; Sow Keat Tok; Benson Wai-kwok Wong; Chun Zhang About the Editors Simon Shen is associate professor in the Department of Social Science at the Hong Kong Institute of Education. Shaun Breslin is professor in the Department of Politics and International Studies at the University of Warwick. 

 

Greater China in an Era of Globalization

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Edited by Sujian Guo and Baogang Guo
Publisher: 
Lexington Books
Publication Date: 
Fri, 2009-12-11

China's growth in the past few decades has been unprecedented, and continues to stay strong as it expands its influence around the globe. However, in many ways, the once insular China is still looking to find its footing as an international player in the globalization game. Greater China in an Era of Globalization looks at the success of China and its surrounding territories of Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Macau and asks the question "What is Chinese globalization?". The contributors in this volume look to answer this question by examining China's role both in its immediate sphere of influence and in the greater world. In doing so, the contributors argue that its push to globalize has had as much effect on the country itself, both politically and culturally, as it has had on the world. The contributors further the argument by analyzing China's influence on the rising nations in Africa and Latin America, before ending the book with a comparative analysis between it and the historic rise and fall of influence of its European counterparts. List of Contributors Thomas Cieslik, Edward Friedman, Baogang Guo, Sujian Guo, Antonio C. Hsiang, Jerome S. Hsiang, James C. Hsiung, Wenshan Jia, Jing Men, Xiaoyang Tang, William Vlcek, Marion Chyun-Yang Wang, and Katja Weber.