Knowledge, Desire and Power in Global Politics: Western Representations of China's Rise

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Edward Elgar Publishing, Jan 1, 2012 - Social Science - 247 pages
•China threat or China opportunity, like beauty, is in the eyes of the beholder. Western imaginations of China come under close scrutiny in this book, in a new, philosophical depth seldom attempted before. Dr Pan displays in full force his analytical skil
 

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Contents

knowledge desire and power in Western representations of Chinas rise
1
a bifocal lens
20
neocolonial desire in Western selfOther imagination
42
4 The China threat and the political economy of fear
66
a selffulfilling prophecy
84
false promises and premises
108
7 The international politics of disillusionment
129
towards reflection and dialogue
147
Notes
161
Bibliography
199
Index
235
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