Interpreting China as a Regional and Global Power

Nationalism and Historical Consciousness in World Politics

  • Bart Dessein

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Introduction

    1. Bart Dessein
      Pages 1-4
  3. Historical Consciousness

  4. China and her Periphery

  5. China and the World at Large

  6. Epilogue

    1. Bart Dessein
      Pages 324-333
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 334-349

About this book


This collection discusses China's contemporary national and international identity as evidenced in its geopolitical impact on the countries in its direct periphery and its functioning in organizations of global governance. This contemporary identity is assessed against the background of the country's Confucian and nationalist history.


China Cold War Europe European Union (EU) Germany global governance Governance Japan national identity nationalism politics

Editors and affiliations

  • Bart Dessein
    • 1
  1. 1.Centre for Languages and CulturesGhent UniversityBelgium

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