By Barry Buzan

Gerald Segal’s final published paper ‘Does China Matter?’ made a substantial splash, and had he lived, it truly is convinced that he could have it up with a booklet. This new quantity honours his reminiscence and takes ahead his project, bringing jointly ten prime writers on China to re-examine his argument.

This publication opens with an designated evaluation of Dr Segal’s contribution, and a reprint of the item. the remainder of the chapters deal with the query of ‘does China matter?’ by means of focusing individually on either the worldwide and Asian dimensions of China’s presence, and at the army, political, monetary and cultural facets of its functions and actions. they supply an extension and critique of Segal’s paintings within the context of an authoritative updated and ahead having a look overview of China’s clients. Segal’s query is still vital to international politics. This crucial e-book units out a close case for precisely how, why and to whom China matters.

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