Front cover of David Shambaugh's book, "China & the World," featuring a world map with China bolded in red

China & The World

Director of the China Policy Program, David Shambaugh, published his newest book with Oxford University Press in January, 2020.

As the world evolves in increasingly unpredictable directions, one of the key determinants of the future global order will surely be the impact of China. No country and no society can escape China’s reach-indeed many seek its embrace. China brings benefits to many-but it’s also a problematic interlocutor for others.

In China and the World, one of the world’s leading China specialists David Shambaugh has assembled fifteen leading international authorities on China to create the most comprehensive and up-to-date scholarly assessment of China’s foreign relations and roles in international affairs. The volume covers China’s contemporary position in all regions of the world, with all major powers, and across multiple arenas of China’s international interactions. It also explores the sources of China’s grand strategy, how the past shapes the present, and the impact of domestic factors that shape China’s external behavior. China and the World is a uniquely focused and well-organized volume that provides many insights into China’s calculations and behavior, and identifies a number of challenges China will face in the future.

This volume features:

  • The most comprehensive and up-to-date study of the subject written by a cast of authoritative authors on China’s foreign relations and roles in international affairs
  • Surveys and analyzes the totality of China’s global position entering the 2020s
  • Offers unique information based on a broad range of empirical sources that provides deep texture and nuance to each chapter subject
  • Provides a foundational text for courses on the international relations of China
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