China–North Korea Relations

Between Development and Security

Edited by Catherine Jones,School of International Relations, University of St Andrews, UK and Sarah Teitt, School of Political Science and International Studies, The University of Queensland, Australia

Developing a new approach to exploring security relations between China and North Korea, this timely book examines China’s contradictory statements and actions through the lens of developmental peace. It highlights the differences between their close relationship on the one hand, and China’s votes in favour of sanctions against North Korea on the other, examining the background to this and its importance.

‘The book greatly improves the understanding of the current perspectives in each state, and the impact they have on this vital security relationship. ... this volume provides much food for thought, and students and scholars of Asian studies will appreciate the in-depth analysis of China’s approach to relations with North Korea, as well as the first-hand evidence used.’
– John West, Australian Outlook

‘This timely book contributes a much needed lens on China’s Korea policy. Each of its essays probes a different dimension of China’s developmental approach to peace and security on the Korean peninsula. The collection is a must read for experts seeking to make sense of China’s engagement with Korea.’
– Carla P. Freeman, Johns Hopkins University, US

‘A “one-stop shop” for anybody interested in the dynamics of what is becoming an ever more complex and multi-faceted relationship.’
– Shaun Breslin, University of Warwick, UK

2020 232 pp Hardback 978 1 78897 969 6 £85.00 £76.50 $130.00 $117.00

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