Whither East Asian Regionalism? China's Pragmatism and Community Building Rhetoric

Japanese Journal of Political Science 14 (4):543-566 (2013)
  Copy   BIBTEX


Despite numerous published writings on China's regional role, the world still knows very little about Beijing's perception and strategy. This article seeks to make an intellectual contribution in understanding China's foreign policy and its efforts to participate in East Asian integration. This article argues that under the rhetoric of peaceful development and community building, China's foreign policy is pragmatic and changes with the tide of events in international relations. China's participation in regional integration serves as a good case for examining changes in Beijing's strategy. In the past two decades, China has moved from a reluctant participant of regional affairs to an active participant and potential future leader. China's adjusting role is a consequence of Beijing's pragmatism in policy and its growing economic confidence. Pragmatism has led China to and wait for the proper timing to step onto the world stage



    Upload a copy of this work     Papers currently archived: 77,737

External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server

Through your library

Similar books and articles

China, Economic Regionalism, and East Asian Integration.Wang Yuzhu - 2011 - Japanese Journal of Political Science 12 (2):195-212.
From Idealism to Pragmatism: India and Asian Regional Integration.Rajendra K. Jain - 2011 - Japanese Journal of Political Science 12 (2):213-231.
Competing notions of regionalism in South Korean politics.David Hundt & Jaechun Kim - 2011 - Japanese Journal of Political Science 12 (2):251-266.
Japanese Ideas of Asian Regionalism.Takashi Inoguchi - 2011 - Japanese Journal of Political Science 12 (2):233-249.
Human rights in China: Between Marx and Confucius.Robert Weatherley - 2000 - Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy 3 (4):101-125.
What does Harmonious Regionalism mean? 和谐地区主义的含义?.Rosita Dellios - 2012 - Http://Epublications.Bond.Edu.Au/Eassc_publications/26/.
China and Peaceful Settlement of Cambodian Issues.Qianyun Yang - 2010 - Asian Culture and History 2 (2):P25.


Added to PP

10 (#897,529)

6 months
1 (#482,368)

Historical graph of downloads
How can I increase my downloads?

Citations of this work

No citations found.

Add more citations

References found in this work

No references found.

Add more references