Chinese Politics and International Relations
Innovation and Invention
Edited by Nicola Horsburgh, Astrid Nordin, Shaun Breslin
To Be Published September 30th 2013 by Routledge – 240 pages
Series: Warwick Studies in Globalisation
This book explores innovation in China from an International Relations perspective in terms of four areas: foreign and security policy, international relations theory, soft power/image management, and resistance.
The concept of innovation emphasises the emergence of something new and a positive contribution of China undergoing globalisation. By adopting this theme, studies not only reveal a China struggling to make the future through innovation, but also call attention to how China itself is made in the process. It also brings innovation as a concept out of the economics and business section –where it dominates-- and speaks to wider fields of Chinese society, politics and international relations.
The book is divided into four sections, which focus on
Each chapter points towards creativity and innovation in China as illustrating the limits of Chinese innovation and inventiveness when negotiating its place in world affairs in the context of globalisation. This book will be of interest to students and scholars of Chinese studies, Chinese foreign policy and international relations, international relations theory and East Asian security.
1. Introduction Section One: Innovation in foreign and security policy 2. Innovation Through Debate and Differentiation: Chinese nuclear doctrine since the reform era Nicola Horsburgh 3. China and Globalization: Innovating Chinese Development Cooperation Ward Warmerdam Section Two: Theoretical innovation: Chinese school of International Relations Theory 4. Narrating a Discipline: The search for innovation in Chinese international relations Linsay Cunningham-Cross 5. You need to do something that the Westerners cannot understand" – The Innovation of a Chinese School of IR Peter Marcus Kristensen and Ras Tind Nielsen Section Three: Innovation in image management 6. Confucius Institutes as innovative Tool of Chinas Cultural Diplomacy Falk Hartig 7. Image in transformation: Guangzhou reinventing itself for the Asian Games 2010 Annukka Kinnari Section Four: Innovation in resistance 8. Un-innovative Censorship, Innovative Resistance: The Internet, forbidden words and the humorous homonyms of Egao Astrid Nordin
Nicola Horsburgh is British Academy Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at the Oxford Institute for Ethics, Law and Armed Conflict, University of Oxford, UK.
Astrid Nordin is Lecturer in China in the Modern World in the Department of Politics, Philosophy and Religion at Lancaster University, UK.
Shaun Breslin is Professor of Politics and International Studies at the Department of Politics and International Studies, Social Sciences Building, The University of Warwick, UK.