Presenting new and invaluable Chinese perspectives on international relations in general and BeijingOs foreign policy in particular, this work offers the first balanced and thoroughly researched analysis by Chinese scholars. Drawing on original Chinese sources and interviews, In the Eyes of the Dragon explores Chinese views on sovereignty, national interest, security multilateralism, international human rights, nuclear nonproliferation, Taiwan, and the United States. Illuminating how China views the postDCold War world and its place therein, the contributors enhance our understanding of the nationalist sentiments driving the PRCOs foreign policy and elevate the debate over China to a higher, more sophisticated, and productive level.
The authors of this volume represent a "new cohort of extremely bright products of the Chinese education system" who have gone on to undertake demanding graduate programmes in the USA and who are uniquely able to bridge gap between Western analytical methods and Chinese scholarship. These Chinese authors, joined by Thomas Christensen of MIT, draw on Chinese academic studies and journalistic commentaries to provide useful summaries of evolving Chinese thinking on international questions that are of concern to Beijin.--Kenneth C. Walker "Asian Affairs "