Ancient Chinese Thought, Modern Chinese Power (The Princeton-China Series)

Ancient Chinese Thought, Modern Chinese Power (The Princeton-China Series)

The upward thrust of China may be the most vital political improvement of the twenty-first century. what's going to China seem like sooner or later? What may still it appear like? And what is going to China's upward push suggest for the remainder of global? This publication, written by way of China's so much influential international coverage philosopher, units out a imaginative and prescient for the arrival a long time from China's aspect of view.

In the West, Yan Xuetong is usually considered as a hawkish coverage consultant and enemy of liberal internationalists. yet a truly various photo emerges from this ebook, as Yan examines the teachings of historic chinese language political proposal for the way forward for China and the improvement of a "Beijing consensus" in diplomacy. Yan, it turns into transparent, is neither a communist who believes that monetary may well is the main to nationwide energy, nor a neoconservative who believes that China may still depend upon army may well to get its method. relatively, Yan argues, political management is the main to nationwide strength, and morality is an important a part of political management. fiscal and armed forces may perhaps are very important parts of nationwide energy, yet they're secondary to political leaders who act in keeping with ethical norms, and an analogous holds precise in deciding on the hierarchy of the worldwide order.

Providing new insights into the contemplating one in every of China's prime international coverage figures, this booklet can be crucial studying for someone attracted to China's upward thrust or in foreign relations.

In a brand new preface, Yan displays on his arguments in mild of modern advancements in chinese language overseas coverage, together with the choice of a brand new chief in 2012.

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