China and the Developing World: Beijing's Strategy for the Twenty-First Century

Joshua Eisenman, Eric Heginbotham & Derek Mitchell

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China's relationship with the developing world is a fundamental part of the country's larger foreign policy strategy. Sweeping changes both within and outside China's borders and the transformation of geopolitics since the end of the cold war have spurred Beijing to reevaluate its strategies and objectives in the developing world.

This is the first full-length treatment in nearly two decades of China's relationship with the developing world. The introductory materials and first chapter of the book provide a general overview and framework of analysis for this important aspect of Chinese policy. The second part of the book presents systematic examinations of China's relationships, with coverage of Africa, Central Asia, Latin America, the Middle East, South Asia, and Southeast Asia. The volume concludes with a look into the future of Chinese foreign policy.

Joshua Eisenman, Eric Heginbotham & Derek Mitchell Joshua Eisenman is a Ph.D. student in political science at the University of California, Los Angeles, and a fellow in Asia studies at the American Foreign Policy Council in Washington, DC. He received his M.A. and B.A. in international relations from Johns Hopkins University’s Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies and George Washington University, respectively. He has spoken publicly on China’s strategy toward Africa at the National Defense University, the Council on Foreign Relations, and the Heritage Foundation, and has published articles on the topic in Current History, the International Herald Tribune, the Straits Times, the South China Morning Post, the Asia Times, and Hong Kong’s The Standard. He has lived and traveled extensively in China and speaks Mandarin Chinese.
Eric Heginbotham is a political scientist at the RAND Corporation. He is a specialist in Chinese and Japanese foreign and security policy and has published articles in International Security, Foreign Affairs, The National Interest, and Current History, as well as chapters in several edited volumes. He holds a Ph.D. in political science from MIT, received his B.A. from Swarthmore College, and has spent twelve years in Asia.
Derek Mitchell is a senior fellow for Asia at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, D.C. Mr. Mitchell was Special Assistant for Asian and Pacific Affairs, Office of the Secretary of Defense, from 1997 to 2001, when he served alternately as Senior Country Director for China, Taiwan, Mongolia, and Hong Kong, Director for Regional Security Affairs, Country Director for Japan, and Senior Country Director for the Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia, Brunei, and Singapore. Mr. Mitchell has written widely on Asian and U.S.-Asian affairs, and is the coauthor of China: The Balance Sheet—What the World Needs to Know Now About the Emerging Superpower (2006).

 

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