Unformatted text preview: Mao’s ‘united front’ strategy of the late 1950s and 1960s a function of ideology? To what extent did it reflect China’s perceptions of a threatening environment? 2. Martin Jacques (“When China Rules the World”) in his introductory chapter specifies four key themes or ways in which China is distinctive in its rise to global pre-eminence. Identify and discuss two of these differences. What evidence does Jacques present in describing these differences? How important are these differences in your view. 3. Shirk (‘China: Fragile Superpower”) argues that while China is seeking to project an image itself as a ‘responsible great power,’ its behavior isn’t always consistent with this image of benign moderation. Analyze two of the following areas of China’s diplomatic involvement and comment on the extent to which the label of ‘responsible great power’ fits. (1) South China Sea Claims; (2). 6-Party talks; (3.) Sino Indian Relations....
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- Summer '10
- People's Republic of China, South China Sea, ‘responsible great power, Greater China Summer