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Sovereignty in China's Perspective
Published by Peter Lang AG
In order to comprehend China's current perspective on sovereignty, the author connects Chinese historical ideas with the current international society. She locates misunderstandings of China's past and present which could cause misjudgment of China's perspective of sovereignty.
This book explores China's perspective on sovereignty. The concept of sovereignty is universal, however, the understanding of it varies in different states and due to cultural backgrounds, history or the composition of ethnic groups. In order to comprehend China's current perspective on sovereignty, the author connects Chinese historical ideas with the current international society. She locates misunderstandings of China's past and present which could cause misjudgment of China's perspective on sovereignty. Hence, the author analyzes China's imperial history concerning sovereignty and foreign policies. She surveys the cultural, political, administrative and legal roots of the ancient empires because of their great influence on its current political arrangements. In addition, the study examines the divergence between the European and Chinese understanding on human rights.
Sovereignty in Ancient China - Tributary system - Tianxia Order - Wufu System - Chinese Traditional World Order - Modern Sovereignty in the Late Qing Dynasty - Traditional Nationalism in China - Hua and Yi Distinction - State's Sovereignty - People's Sovereignty - Nationalism on the Sovereignty of Contemporary China - Great Unification - China's Perspective on Humanitarian Intervention - China's Endorsement of RtoP - China's Aids to Africa - China's Peacekeeping Operations - Core National Interest - Non-intervention - One state, two systems - One China Policy - Equal Sovereignty - Comparison between European and Chinese Perspectives on Sovereignty
Yonghong Yang studied Law at the Southwest University of Political Science and Law in Chongqing, China, and earned a Master of International Trade Law as well as a Master of International and European Law at the University of Amsterdam. At the University of Marburg she achieved a PhD and works as an Associate Professor at the Southwest University of Political Science and Law.
Reviewer: Caleb Simmons
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