Looking for an examination copy?
If you are interested in the title for your course we can consider offering an examination copy. To register your interest please contact email@example.com providing details of the course you are teaching.
China has emerged as a member of the elite club of nations who are powerful at both global poles. Polar states are global giants, strong in military, scientific, and economic terms. The concept of a polar great power is relatively unknown in international relations studies; yet China, a rising power globally, is now widely using this term to categorize its aspirations and emphasize the significance of the polar regions to their national interests. China's focus on becoming a polar great power represents a fundamental re-orientation - a completely new way of imagining the world. China's push into these regions encompasses maritime and nuclear security, the frontlines of climate change research, and the possibility of a resources bonanza. As shown in this book, China's growing strength at the poles will be a game-changer for a number of strategic vulnerabilities that could shift the global balance of power in significant and unexpected ways.Read more
- Presents a ground-breaking study which reveals China's undeclared foreign policy strategy
- Will appeal to specialists of Chinese politics, Arctic politics, Antarctic politics, and geopolitics
- Includes in-depth research drawing on privileged access to Chinese classified sources and interviews with officials
Reviews & endorsements
'Using Chinese and non-Chinese sources, Brady (Univ. of Canterbury, New Zealand) has written the first comprehensive English book on China’s policies toward the Arctic and Antarctic. Recommended.' Z. Zhu, Choice
Not yet reviewed
Be the first to review
Review was not posted due to profanity×
- Date Published: August 2017
- format: Paperback
- isbn: 9781316631256
- length: 290 pages
- dimensions: 229 x 152 x 14 mm
- weight: 0.49kg
- contains: 18 b/w illus.
- availability: Available
Table of Contents
1. Polar governance
2. The Polar regions in China's national narrative
3. China's geostrategic interests in the Polar regions
4. The party-state-military-market nexus in China's Polar policymaking
5. Evaluating China as a Polar power
6. Cooperation or conflict? China's position on points of contention in the Polar regions
7. From Polar great power to global power? Global governance implications of China's Polar interests
8. The rise of a new great power.
Sorry, this resource is locked
Please register or sign in to request access. If you are having problems accessing these resources please email firstname.lastname@example.orgRegister Sign in
You are now leaving the Cambridge University Press website. Your eBook purchase and download will be completed by our partner www.ebooks.com. Please see the permission section of the www.ebooks.com catalogue page for details of the print & copy limits on our eBooks.Continue ×