Handbook on the International Political Economy of China


Handbook on the International Political Economy of China

9781800375246 Edward Elgar Publishing
Edited by Ka Zeng, University of Arkansas, US
Publication Date: 2020 ISBN: 978 1 80037 524 6 Extent: 480 pp
This book examines the processes, evolution and consequences of China’s rapid integration into the global economy. Through analyses of Beijing’s international economic engagement in areas such as trade, investment, finance, sustainable development and global economic governance, it highlights the forces shaping China’s increasingly prominent role in the global economic arena. Chapters explore China’s behavior in global economic governance, the interests and motivations underlying China’s international economic initiatives and the influence of politics, including both domestic politics and foreign relations, on the country’s global economic footprint.

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Examining the processes, evolution and consequences of China’s rapid integration into the global economy, this Handbook highlights how China’s role is ever increasing in prominence. The systematic structure offers an overview of the scope of China’s global economic activities, with leading international scholars evaluating key theoretical debates and providing comprehensive coverage on all areas of international political economy.

Chapters explore the behaviour, interests and motivations underlying China’s international economic initiatives. The influence of both domestic and international politics is also discussed in terms of the country’s global economic footprint. Through analyses of international economic engagements in areas such as trade, investment, finance, sustainable development and global economic governance, chapters give their assessment on the IPE of China and reveal how China’s role on the political and economic stage is evolving.

A much-needed reference for students and scholars of Chinese foreign policy, IPE and Asian studies, this Handbook enriches our understanding of the domestic and international contexts of China’s global economic trajectory.
Contributors: P. Andrews-Speed, M. Beeson, A. Berger, J.-M.F. Blanchard, P. Bowles, D. Di, A.D. Dixon, A. Fuchs, M.D. Harpaz, A. He, Y. Jiang, Y.-w.V. Li, W. Liang, B.K. MacLean, A. Malkin, D. McDowell, S. Meunier, B. Momani, B. Naughton, M. Pearson, X. Ren, M. Rudyak, B. Sheng, Y. Tu, M. Wan, J. Wang, X. Wang, S. Xu, P.K. Yu, K. Zeng, H. Zhang, Y. Zheng

1. Introduction
Ka Zeng

Part I Trade and the Changing Context of China’s International Political Economy
2. China’s International Political Economy
Barry Naughton

3. China’s Trade Policy
Bin Sheng and Xiaosong Wang

Part II Foreign Direct Investment
4. Foreign Direct Investment in China
Yu Zheng

5. Chinese Outward Foreign Direct Investment (COFDI)
Jean-Marc Blanchard

6. Chinese Direct Investment in Europe: Economic Opportunities and Political Challenges
Sophie Meunier

7. China’s Investment Relations with Japan
Ming Wan and Hong Zhang

8. China’s International Energy Engagement
Philip Andrews-Speed

9. The Political Economy of Chinese Investment Treaties
Axel Berger

Part III China and International Finance
10. You Can Check in Anytime You Like, but You Can (Almost) Never Leave
Anton Malkin and Yu-wai Vic Li

11. From Tailwinds to Headwinds
Daniel McDowell

12. U.S.-China Currency Disputes
Yonghong Tu and Dongsheng Di

13. The China Investment Corporation and the Rise of Sovereign Wealth Funds
Adam Dixon

14. The Domestic Politics of China’s Exchange Rate policy
Alex He

Part IV China and Global Economic Governance
China in the Global Trading System
15. China and the WTO
Marcia Harpaz

16. China’s Policy on Free Trade Agreements
Yang Jiang

China and Global Financial Governance
17. From Activism to Status Quo
Anton Malkin and Bessma Momani

18. The Rise of a Constrained Power in International Financial Governance
Jue Wang

19. China, the G-20 and Global Governance
Xiao Ren

20. China’s Evolving Role in Global Governance
Mark Beeson and Shaomin Xu

21. China and the “One Belt, One Road” Initiative (BRI)
Wei Liang

22. China and Regional Financial Cooperation: From Observer, to Participant, to (Co)leader … of an Irrelevance?
Paul Bowles and Brian K. MacLean

China and International Development
23. The Motives of China’s Foreign Aid
Andreas Fuchs and Marina Rudyak

24. China and Global Climate Change Governance
Margaret Pearson

25. The Rise of China in the International Property Regime
Peter Yu


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