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- DescriptionHow is the rise of China perceived in the West? Why is it often labelled as 'threat' and/or 'opportunity'? What are the implications of these China imageries for global politics? Taking up these important questions, this groundbreaking book argues that the dominant Western perceptions of China's rise tell us less about China and more about Western self-imagination and its desire for certainty. Chengxin Pan expertly illustrates how this desire, masked as China 'kwledge', is bound up with the political ecomy of fears and fantasies, thereby both informing and complicating foreign policy practice in Si-Western relations. Insofar as this vital relationship is shaped t only by China's rise, but also by the way we conceptualise its rise, this book makes a compelling case for critical reflection on China watching. Kwledge, Desire and Power in Global Politics is the first systematic and deconstructive analysis of contemporary Western representation of China's rise. Setting itself apart from the mainstream empiricist literature, its critical interpretative approach and unconventional and invative perspective will t only strongly appeal to academics, students and the broader reading public, but also likely spark debate in the field of Chinese international relations.
- Author BiographyChengxin Pan, Senior Lecturer in International Relations, Deakin University, Australia
- Author(s)Chengxin Pan
- PublisherEdward Elgar Publishing Ltd
- Date of Publication30/11/2012
- SubjectInternational Relations
- Place of PublicationCheltenham
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintEdward Elgar Publishing Ltd
- Width234 mm
- Height156 mm
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