Knowledge, Desire And Power In Global Politics
Western Representations of China’s Rise
Chengxin Pan, Senior Lecturer in International Relations, Deakin University, Australia
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How 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?
Contents: Preface 1. Introduction: Knowledge, Desire and Power in Western Representations of China’s Rise 2. Threat and Opportunity: A Bifocal Lens 3. Of Fears and Fantasies: Neocolonial Desire in Western Self/Other Imagination 4. The ‘China Threat’ and the Political Economy of Fear 5. The ‘China Threat’: A Self-fulfilling Prophecy 6. The ‘China Opportunity’: False Promises (and Premises) 7. The International Politics of Disillusionment 8. China Watching: Towards Reflection and Dialogue Bibliography Index