Contribution to Book
"How may the world be at peace?": Idealism as realism in Chinese strategic cultureHumanities & Social Sciences papers
Date of this Version1-1-1997
Document TypeBook Chapter
AbstractThere is a famous orientalism which declares: "Let the Chinese dragon sleep for when she awakes she will astonish the world." In this decade of China's self-strengthening, Western Realists seem to be seeing dragons again. Not so their geoeconomic counterparts. They see only markets. Neither the threat nor opportunity analysts, however, quite see China in the "round"; a mandala of security in which certain principles have long held sway over matters of survival and, indeed, benefit. An appreciation of China's cultural-philosophical tradition provides a corrective to these blinkered visions. More than that, it suggests a way forward in a world once again questioning the basis for peace in the aftermath of great power contention.
Citation InformationRosita Dellios. ""How may the world be at peace?": Idealism as realism in Chinese strategic culture" (1997)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/rosita_dellios/9/