China’s Once (and Future?) Hegemony in Asia
The PRC’s quest for a zone of deference in East Asia is deeply rooted in China’s ancient belief that it is the source of civilization and the central kingdom around which lesser nations and peoples should be grateful to revolve. The diplomatic and strategic practices stemming from this world view lie at the heart of China’s 21st century power projection.
Robert Daly and Howard French, former New York Times journalist and author of China’s Second Continent discussed the historical roots of Chinese foreign policy.
Kissinger Institute on China and the United States
The Kissinger Institute works to ensure that China policy serves American long-term interests and is founded in understanding of historical and cultural factors in bilateral relations and in accurate assessment of the aspirations of China’s government and people. Read more
History and Public Policy Program
The History and Public Policy Program makes public the primary source record of 20th and 21st century international history from repositories around the world, facilitates scholarship based on those records, and uses these materials to provide context for classroom, public, and policy debates on global affairs. Read more
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