Knowledge, Desire and Power in Global Politics: Western Representations of China's Rise (Hardback)Chengxin Pan (author)
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Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd
Number of pages: 264
Dimensions: 156 x 234 mm
'China threat or China opportunity, like beauty, is in the eyes of the beholder. Western imaginations of China come under close scrutiny in this book, in a new, philosophical depth seldom attempted before. Dr Pan displays in full force his analytical skills and his mastery of knowledge, both East and West. Contrary to conventional approaches, he takes a step back to exercise a powerful reflective process to watch the China watchers, with illuminating results. Dr Pan's book deserves wide and careful reading.' -- Professor Gerald Chan, University of Auckland, New Zealand
'The rise of China is largely seen as either a threat or an opportunity. Chengxin Pan exposes both of these representations as expressions of Western fears and desires for certainty and predictability. His call for a more reflective and culturally sensitive understanding of China offers an important contribution to one of the big political debates of our time.' -- Professor Roland Bleiker, University of Queensland, Australia
'This is a brilliant and insightful treatment of Western representations of China, with a theoretical framework suggesting they come not only from China itself, but also the West. Although it is not the first treatment of this topic, it is innovative in considering the "China threat" and "China opportunity": both aspects of the rise of China are of crucial importance for our times. With provocative conclusions, it is a truly path-breaking contribution to the literature. I recommend it highly!' -- Emeritus Professor Colin Mackerras, Griffith University, Australia
'Pan has produced a book which not only challenges some basic assumptions about the nature of China's "rise", but more importantly forces us to rethink the very basic starting points of how we know what we know about China.' -- Professor Shaun Breslin, University of Warwick, UK
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