China Goes Global

China Goes Global

The Partial Power

Book - 2013
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"In China Goes Global, eminent China scholar David Shambaugh delivers the book that the world has been waiting for--a sweeping account of China's growing prominence on the international stage. Thirty years ago, China's role in global affairs beyond its immediate East Asian periphery was decidedly minor and it had little geostrategic power. As Shambaugh charts, though, China's expanding economic power has allowed it to extend its reach virtually everywhere--from mineral mines in Africa, to currency markets in the West, to oilfields in the Middle East, to agribusiness in Latin America, to the factories of East Asia. Shambaugh offers an enlightening look into the manifestations of China's global ambitions: its extensive commercial footprint, its growing military power, its increasing cultural influence or "soft power," its diplomatic activity, and its new prominence in global governance institutions. But Shambaugh is no alarmist. In this balanced and well-researched volume, he argues that China's global presence is more broad than deep and that China still lacks the influence befitting a major world power--what he terms a "partial power." "-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Pr., c2013
ISBN: 9780199860142
0199860149
Branch Call Number: 303.48 Shambaug 2013
Characteristics: xvi, 409 p. : ill. ; 25 cm

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interterry Aug 06, 2013

It's a good book to describe China's hard power to the world.
But it still needs more topic in soft power section.
It's not a simple conclusion. I wanna read more deeply opinion about that.

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