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Handbook on China and Developing Countries

Edited by Carla P. Freeman, Member of the China Studies Faculty and Director, The Foreign Policy Institute, Johns Hopkins University, School of Advanced International Studies, US
This Handbook explores the rapidly evolving and increasingly multifaceted relations between China and developing countries. Cutting-edge analyses by leading experts from around the world critically assess such timely issues as the ‘China model’, Beijing’s role in international development assistance, Chinese peacekeeping and South-South relations, and developing countries and the internationalization of the renminbi. Chapters also examine China’s engagement with individual countries and regions throughout the developing world. For scholars, practitioners, and postgraduates, the volume’s breadth and depth of coverage will inform and guide present and future analysis.
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Publication Date: 2015
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Using original research to address cutting-edge topics, this Handbook explores the rapidly evolving and increasingly multifaceted relations between China and developing countries.

Innovative, data-rich analysis by leading experts from around the world critically assesses such timely issues as the ‘China model’, Beijing’s role in international development assistance, World Bank governance, Chinese peacekeeping and South-South relations, and developing countries and the internationalization of China’s currency. China’s engagement with individual countries and regions throughout the developing world is examined, including Chinese private sector investment in Africa.
This unique and comprehensive study is an essential reference for scholars and policy experts alike, with a breadth and depth of coverage that will inform and guide analysis for academics, practitioners and postgraduates.
‘China’s rise transforms its interactions with other developing countries in multiple ways. This volume offers a valuable introduction to this transformation from diverse perspectives.’
– Justin Yifu Lin, Peking University, China

'China will inevitably become the number one power in the world. In purchasing power parity terms, its economy is already number one. Increasingly, more and more developing countries are hitching their wagons to China’s economic locomotive. Hence, this volume addresses a key dimension of our new global order. It could not be more timely or more relevant for both academics and policymakers.'
– Kishore Mahbubani, National University of Singapore and author, The Great Convergence: Asia, the West and the Logic of One World

‘China’s emergence as an economic and trading superpower is one of the dominant stories of our time, and its ties with other developing countries are an underappreciated part of this story. In 2011 China was the main trading partner of 124 different countries, most of which are developing. This Handbook fills an essential gap in the literature on China’s rise, examining China’s relations with different regions and how these are reshaping global institutions from UN peace-keeping to IMF fire-fighting. This is an essential resource for the study of China and the global order.’
– David Dollar, China Center, Brookings Institution

Contributors: L. Austin, A. Bodomo, D. Bräutigam, D.J. Bulman, C. Cheng, G. Chin, C.P. Freeman, M. Gurtov, S. Ho, G.L. Le Pere, B. Mariani, H. Mo, G. Paz, R. Roett, S. Shen, X. Shen, Y. Sun, N.L.P. Swanström, X Tu, M. Turzi, T. Wesley-Smith, Y. Xu, J. Zhang, Q. Zhang, S. Zhao



Contents:

Foreward
Deborah Bräutigam

1. Introduction
Carla P. Freeman

PART I FRAMING CHINA’S RELATIONS WITH DEVELOPING COUNTRIES
2. The China Model: An Authoritarian State-led Modernization
Suisheng Zhao

3. China’s Relations with Developing Countries: Patterns, Principles, Characteristics, and Future Challenges
Qingmin Zhang

4. China’s Third World Odyssey: Changing Priorities, Continuities, and Many Contradictions
Mel Gurtov

PART II CHINA’S IDENTITY AND THE DEVELOPING WORLD
5. China’s Developing Country Identity—Challenges and Future Prospects
Xinquan Tu and Huiping Mo

6. Another Angle on a New Intimacy: How the Chinese Perceive Africa and Latin America
Simon Shen

7. African Traders in Guangzhou: A Bridge Community for Africa-China Relations
Adams Bodomo

PART III CHINA, THE DEVELOPING WORLD AND THE CHANGING INTERNATIONAL ORDER
8. The World Bank and China: The Long Decade of Realignment
Gregory Chin

9. Official Development Finance with Chinese Characteristics: Development Cooperation between China and Africa
Cheng Cheng

10. Expanded Privilege, Adjusted Risks: Developing Countries and Renminbi Internationalization
David Janoff Bulman

11. China’s Role in UN Peacekeeping Operations
Bernardo Mariani

12. Globalizing Grain: How China is Reshaping Global Agriculture
Mariano Turzi

13. China’s Oil Industry: Investment in Developing Countries
Jin Zhang

14. China as an Environmental Actor in the Developing World – China’s Role in Global Deforestation in Developing Countries
Carla P. Freeman and Yiqian Xu

PART IV CHINA’S RELATIONS WITH DEVELOPING COUNTRIES AND REGIONS
15. The China-Africa Connection: An Ambiguous Legacy?
Garth L. Le Pere

16. Searching for Data: Increasing Understanding of China’s Investment in Africa
Xiaofang Shen

17. China’s Deepening Middle East Relations
Leila Austin

18. China and Greater Central Asia
Niklas L.P. Swanstrom

19. Seeing the Forest for the Trees: China’s Shifting Perceptions of India
Selina Ho

20. China and the Development of Myanmar
Yun Sun

21. China in the Pacific Islands: Impacts and Implications
Terence Wesley-Smith

22. China’s Expanding Ties with Latin America
Riodan Roett and Guadalupe Paz

Index