The Rise of China and Transformation of the U.S.-China Relationship: Forging Partnership in the Age of Strategic Mistrust, Ed. Suisheng Zhao (Routledge, 2014).
How has China's rise resulted in the strategic distrust? Can the U.S. and China function in a world of relatively greater power equality and interdependence? Can they forge a partnership to expand cooperation in areas of common interests? Specifically, what is the U.S. anxiety of the "China threat" and responses to the transformation of the U.S.-China relationship in the 21st century? Can China replace the U.S. leadership in Asia? How has the shifting balance of power between the U.S. and China led to new dynamics in their respective relations with Japan and Taiwan? These are among the critically important questions that this book of contributions by leading scholars seeks to answer...read more
China's Search for Energy Security: Domestic Sources and International Implications. Ed. Suisheng Zhao (Routledge, 2013).
China's rapid economic growth in the recent decades has produced an unprecedented energy vulnerability that could threaten the sustainability of its economic development, a linchpin to social stability and ultimately the regime legitimacy of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) as well as the foundation for China's rising power aspirations...read more
"Foreign Policy Implications of Chinese Nationalism Revisited: the strident turn" Journal of Contemporary China, 22(82), (2013).
This paper revisits the debate about foreign policy implications of Chinese nationalism in the context of China's increasingly confrontational and assertive behavior in recent years. It argues that while the Chinese government made effective efforts to control popular nationalism and Chinese foreign policy was therefore not dictated by emotional nationalistic rhetoric before 2008, it has become more willing to follow the popular nationalist calls to take a confrontational position against the Western powers and to adopt tougher measures in maritime territorial disputes with its neighbors...read more ()