Chinese Political Science Review

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List of Papers (Total 90)

China’s Rise and Its Discursive Power Strategy

It is increasingly evident that China has attached more attention to discursive power in foreign policy since the early 21st century. Both top leaders and government agencies have been active in advocating for a new discourse on various international occasions. Previously, China has been reluctant to join the debate in international affairs, and been instead preoccupied with...

Spain’s Relations with China: Friends but not Partners

Despite the relevance of Spain inside the European Union and the growing intensity of Spain–China relations in the last decade, this bilateral relation has received very little academic attention outside of Spain. This paper aims to contribute to correct this deficit, not by a mere description of the ties between these two countries, but by an analysis that presents the...

The Rise of China and East Asia: A New Regional Order on the Horizon?

This study assesses the impact of the China factor on the evolving international order in East Asia. In so doing, the article delves into the following four tasks: (1) identifying core questions worth asking about China’s rise and the prospect of a power transition away from the US; (2) exploring key projections (both short- and log-term) about US–China relations as the foremost...

Neo-Functionalism as a Theory of Disintegration

In this article, we exploit neo-functionalism as a conceptual and theoretical instrument that helps understand the current crisis and its future consequences. We formulate a series of suppositions and hypotheses, which we evaluate using existing data sources and related research. Our empirical analysis produces a mixed picture: though reality seems to conform with some neo...

Still a Century of the Chinese Model? Exploring Dimensions of Democratic Centralism

In spite of a decade-long history of studying the Chinese Model, most research failed to capture and generalize its essence in an accurate, concise and compelling way. In this paper, I contend Democratic Centralism, the core mechanism in China’s system of government, could very well summarize and represent the fundamental elements of Chinese Model, although the current status of...

Cyber Sovereignty and the Governance of Global Cyberspace

Purpose The purpose of the paper is to review the competing guiding principle that govern the global cyberspace. This was achieved through the introduction and comparativeness of the different understanding between China and US of how to ensure the sovereignty in the global cyberspace. This paper also addresses China’s understanding of cyber sovereignty and its possible effect on...

The Traditional Party and State Leadership System

The traditional Party and state leadership system refers to the highly centralized Party and state leadership system which was created after the founding of the People’s Republic of China in 1949 and was eventually established after the completion of the socialist transformation of private ownership of the means of production and the collectivization of the agricultural sector...

The Right and The Expedient: A Warring States Dialectic

Objectives and Design One theme in the political thinking of the Warring States era was whether political action and human action generally were and should be governed by considerations of abstract morality or by expediency. This study explores how this dialectic played itself out in the Confucian, Mohist, Taoist, and Legalist traditions. Materials and Methods The study examines...

National Transformation: Modern Reconstruction of a Unified Society

In the long river of time, the Chinese nation not only achieved its overall transformation from an ancient country, but also created a new model of development, which deserves to be called a great miracle in the history of human civilizations. The power creating this miracle came from both the development trend of human civilizations and Chinese people’s creative transformation...

Order: A Conceptual Analysis

Order is one of those terms that have been much talked about but never rigorously defined. After a critical survey of existing definitions of order, I propose a more rigorous definition of order. I then develop a framework for measuring and comparing order. I go on to show that without a rigorous definition of order and a proper framework for measuring and comparing order, a...

Measuring Strategic Hedging Capability of Second-Tier States Under Unipolarity

Background Strategic hedging is a form of behavior used by states wanting to improve their competitiveness while at the same time avoiding direct confrontation with main contenders. It is an appealing option for states facing uncertainty due to structural changes in the international system such as the present unipolarity giving way to a process of power diffusion. Under such...