The Resource The great wall and the empty fortress : China's search for security, by Andrew J. Nathan and Robert S. Ross

The great wall and the empty fortress : China's search for security, by Andrew J. Nathan and Robert S. Ross

Label
The great wall and the empty fortress : China's search for security
Title
The great wall and the empty fortress
Title remainder
China's search for security
Statement of responsibility
by Andrew J. Nathan and Robert S. Ross
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • Today China is considered a threat by many in the United States and the rest of the world. But the authors argue that those who subscribe to this alarmist view are mistaking the Great Wall for a symbol of strength, and falling for the deception of the Empty Fortress. Despite its sheer size, economic vitality, and drive to upgrade its military forces, China remains a vulnerable power, crowded on all sides by powerful rivals and potential foes. As it has throughout its history, China faces immense security problems, and their sources are at and within China's own borders. China's foreign policy is calibrated to defend its territorial integrity against antagonists who are numerous, near, and strong
  • The authors trace the implications of this central point of China's relations with the United States, the Soviet Union and its successor states, and its regional rivals and partners. They address China's human-rights policy; its foreign economic policy; and its strategies in Taiwan, Tibet, and Hong Kong
Dewey number
355/.033051
Illustrations
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Index
index present
LC call number
UA835
LC item number
.N38 1997
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
The great wall and the empty fortress : China's search for security, by Andrew J. Nathan and Robert S. Ross
Publication
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [239]-254) and index
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Contents
1. China's Place in the World -- 2. Legacies -- 3. The Rise and Decline of the Russian Threat -- 4. The American Puzzle -- 5. Difficult Friends: Japan and the Two Koreas -- 6. Neighbors to the South -- 7. Policy-Making -- 8. Military Power and Foreign Policy -- 9. Dilemmas of Opening: Foreign Economic Relations -- 10. Human Rights in Chinese Foreign Policy -- 11. Territorial Integrity: Inner Asia, Taiwan, and Hong Kong -- 12. The Foreign Policy of Taiwan -- 13. Chinese Security and World Order
Control code
97006385
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xvii, 268 p.
Isbn
9780393040760
Lccn
97006385
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