Rising China in a Changing World

Power Transitions and Global Leadership

  • Jin Kai

About this book


This book provides an alternative perspective to examine the power interactions between a rising China and a “relatively” declining United States in the changing world situation. It first revisits Power Transition Theory and particularly some of the key terms and concepts such as degree of satisfaction, then analyzes the differences between the rise of China and that of former emerging powers, and finally argues that the rise of China is historically, culturally, and structurally different. Hence, a peaceful power transition (if any) in the future can only be realized through a successful engagement by the dominant U.S. particularly in international institutions. Readers will find qualitative case studies, both historical and institutional, and a discussion of how the application of game theory can best direct the U.S. policy toward China. Graduate students and academics with a focus in international relations and East Asia studies as well as policy makers will find this book a valuable resource in identifying the reasonable path of China’s changing relationship with the U.S. In an increasingly interconnected world, great powers must engage and reconcile with each other particularly over cross-border issues.


Rise of China Power Transition Engagement Institutional Involvement China-US relations International Institutions Cybersecurity AIIB China Dream

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  • Jin Kai
    • 1
  1. 1.Yonsei University SeoulKorea (Republic of)

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